'Pride of the Fleurieu'
This Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet was grown in the family’s pride and joy.
With a prime position overlooking the Finniss River wetlands, Stranger’s Reach vineyard is cooled by the maritime influence of the Great Southern Ocean and nearby Lake Alexandrina. Deep alluvial soils and low rainfall help the tough cabernet vines produce rich flavors in their berries as they strive to ‘populate or perish’.
Deep ruby. Pungent, high-pitched nose evokes cherry-vanilla, blackberry and spicy plum. Fleshy and silky in texture, with vibrant dark berry and cherry flavors enlivened by juicy acidity. Finishes clean and brisk, with zesty acid lift and clinging dark fruit qualities.
- Region: Fleurieu Peninsula
- Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage: 2009
- Vineyard: Stranger's Reach Vineyard
- Vine Age: 40 years old
- Yield: 2.4 tons per acre
- Soil Type: Deep Alluvial Soils
- Oak: 16 months in Bulgarian & French barriques (30% new)
- Production: 450 cases
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