Barossa Tower Cabernet Merlot 2012
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Tasting Notes

This blend is sourced from five of our loyal growers with vineyards in the Barossa-sub regions of Bethany, Krondorf and Tanunda. It is this tapestry of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our house style of Barossa Cabernet Merlot with lifted aromas of black cherry, blackcurrant and plum accompanied by chocolate and dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in both new and seasoned oak barrels.

 

Winemaking

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 18 months in French oak hogsheads (300l). 

Reviews
GOLD Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2014

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
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WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
82% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
September 2012
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.70g/l
ACIDITY
7.07g/L
pH
3.48
MATURATION
New & Seasoned French oak
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Tasting Notes

This blend is sourced from five of our loyal growers with vineyards in the Barossa-sub regions of Bethany, Krondorf and Tanunda. It is this tapestry of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our house style of Barossa Cabernet Merlot with lifted aromas of black cherry, blackcurrant and plum accompanied by chocolate and dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in both new and seasoned oak barrels.

 

Winemaking

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 18 months in French oak hogsheads (300l). 

Reviews
GOLD Medal

Score: GOLD Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2014

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2008 |  2010 |  2011 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
82% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
September 2012
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.70g/l
ACIDITY
7.07g/L
pH
3.48
MATURATION
New & Seasoned French oak

 

 

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