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Pepper Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Umpqua Valley Wrattonbully

Wine Details

Vineyard

CMR

Style

Red

Wine Description

DISTRICT: Wrattonbully VARIETIES: Cabernet Sauvignon 100% MATURATION: 12 months in 1 to 2 year old French & American oak barrels VINEYARD/SOIL: Wrattonbully adjoins the Coonawarra area in the southern part of the Limestone Coast wine zone. The prominent viticultural feature of the area is the series of ancient beach ridges and dunes which run roughly north-south through the area. These ridges are made up of soft crumbly limestone which weathers to produce the red and brown Terra Rossa read more... DISTRICT: Wrattonbully VARIETIES: Cabernet Sauvignon 100% MATURATION: 12 months in 1 to 2 year old French & American oak barrels VINEYARD/SOIL: Wrattonbully adjoins the Coonawarra area in the southern part of the Limestone Coast wine zone. The prominent viticultural feature of the area is the series of ancient beach ridges and dunes which run roughly north-south through the area. These ridges are made up of soft crumbly limestone which weathers to produce the red and brown Terra Rossa clay loam soils so highly prized for grape growing. The ridges and dunes have elevations of up to 30m compared with the Coonawarra Terra Rossa 'high' of less than 5m. The extra elevation on the Wrattonbully dunes, produce the advantage of cold air drainage which reduces the risk of frost during the growing season. NOTES: A very robust red with masses of blackcurrant fruit and supporting new French Oak, this wine has a very deep red colour with strong purple hues on the meniscus. The aroma immediately shows the wine's immense presence with a complex array of cassis fruit, perfumed oak and coffee bean extract and then follows a powerful mix of ripe fruit flavours, fine ripe tannins and balancing natural acidity. While it is an extremely concentrated wine it retains some finesse and elegance typical of reds grown on ideal terra rossa soil profiles. Abundant fruit and great length of flavour with excellent structure sees this wine with the ability to age and further complex for many years. Winemaker: Chris Cameron (hide)