Style: Our maritime vineyard location produces elegant, fragrant, medium-bodied wines with taut, firm tannins and expressive acidity.
Vintage: 2016 was a fine growing season, with warm days balanced by consistently cool nights. It was a relatively dry season with grapes ripening a touch earlier than usual. The first Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested in the middle of February and the last coming in the first week of March. Weather conditions prior to harvest were also mostly dry, ensuring perfectly healthy fruit.
Source: The core of the blend comes from our own estate vineyard at California Road in the heart of the McLaren Vale region. Our viticulturalist insists on perfectly ripe, healthy grapes, low yields and harvesting at precisely the right time.
Taste Note: Classic blackberry cassis along with cigar box on the nose and palate, with a touch of spice and silky tannins. A medium-bodied wine with integrated complex flavours, smooth tannins and lingering pleasant finish.
Cellaring: This 2016 Monterra Cabernet Sauvignon can be enjoyed now, or will benefit with short term cellaring of 3 years. If you can wait!
Vinification: Harvested in the cool of the early morning to preserve fruit structure. Extended time on skins pre and post ferment to allow gentle extraction.
Varietal Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
GI: McLaren Vale
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
TA: 6.03 g/L
6 Bottle Case