Bleeding Heart Cabernet Sauvignon (12pk)
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Grape Variety: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Shiraz
Region: 66% Lower Murray, 34% McLaren Vale
Winemaker: Jim Zerella
Pack Size: 12 Bottle Pack
Summary: Bleeding Heart Wine was born from a shared passion in the wines and vineyards of South Australia. The ancient soils and moderate climate create rich and full bodied wines that are incredibly satisfying. Few that experience the lifestyle of food and wine or the beautiful landscape could argue that it is not better a bleeding heart than none at all.
Vineyards: Sourced from a combination of established, dry-grown vineyards in central South Australia and low-yielding McLaren Vale vineyards. Wines are made and matured by Jim Zerella in McLaren Vale. The combination of two regions delivers well-balanced wines with excellent intensity of flavour whilst maintaining elegance and versatility as a food match.
Winemaking: Fruit is chilled before de-stemming and a cold soak for three days. Each parcel is fermented separately with the McLaren Vale Shiraz fermented in small open two tonne vessels before maturation in two to four year old oak barrels for six months. The Big Rivers component is fermented and matured in stainless steel before blending.
Vintage 2016: 2016 was blessed by almost perfect vintage conditions. The season started at a cracking pace with a warm, dry Spring and early summer that reduced yields and required careful attention to soil moisture levels. Crucially there were virtually no heat spikes and Autumn arrived early with refreshing showers. Late ripening conditions were beautifully cool allowing for long slow development and perfect balance.
Tasting Note: A bright and inviting nose highlighting varietal blackberry and currant aromas, a hint of bramble and savour oak. Typical of McLaren Vale’s opulent take on Cabernet, the palate is full of dark berries and ripe plums before an impressively long finish given definition by fine tannins. An excellent combination of easy going approachability and Cabernet Sauvignon definition and structure.
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Bottle Barcode: 9344154000464
Carton Barcode: 9344154000471