2014 GC Premium Cabernet Malbec

This wine displays intense blackcurrant / mulberry fruit aromas along with some cedar notes.

Quite concentrated on the palate, but manages to retain a degree of elegance that we expect to see in Cabernet based wines.

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GC Premium Cabernet Malbec

Overview

Cabernet and Malbec have long been great blending partners in the Clare Valley with many fine examples being produced over the years. Deep red colour as is the norm with the red wines from the Gaelic Cemetery Vineyard.

 

Tasting Notes

Deep red colour as is the norm with the red wines from the Gaelic Cemetery Vineyard. This wine displays intense blackcurrant / mulberry fruit aromas along with some cedar notes. Quite concentrated on the palate, but manages to retain some of the elegance that we expect to see in Cabernet based wines from Clare. It will take several years in the cellar to reveal its undoubted potential. Excellent cellaring proposition. Try with chargrilled scotch fillet.

Technical Detail

 Region

100% Clare Valley, South Australia.
One of Australia's oldest and most premium wine regions, famous all around the world for it's Riesling and Shiraz wines in particular

 Varietal

Cabernet 89%, 11% Malbec

 Vineyard

Single vineyard

 When to Drink

Enjoy now or cellar for 10+ years
14.0% Alcohol

  

Vintage Notes

Growing Season

The 2014 vintage was shaped by a cool winter with average rainfall followed by a dry and quite warm spring. Budburst was a touch earlier than normal due to the warmer conditions – maybe a week earlier than what is considered average. Summer was very warm to very hot. January was particularly hot at times - only broken up by a week of cooler weather in the third week. Thankfully the heat dissipated mid February and much of the fruit was able to ripen in the cooler months of March & April.

 

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine were both machine and hand harvested, transported to the winery, crushed into 2 tonne open fermenters, chilled and cold soaked for approx 4-5 days prior to the natural yeasts kicking in and beginning the ferment. Fermentation was completed within 12 days prior to the wine being pressed and run into new and used French 225L barrels for just on 18 months.

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