Woods Crampton Cabernet Sauvignon (12pk)
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Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker: Nicholas Crampton and Aaron Woods
Cellaring: 10-20 Years
Summary: For a small winemaker, Woods Crampton has been able to achieve a lot in a small amount of time. “The straight men of the Barossa new wave” Woods Crampton makes contemporary and balanced wines, a world away from the jammy fruit bombs of the past. The range includes a ladder of old vine Barossa Shiraz, complex and thought provoking blends and alternate varietals that may be the future of the valley.
Vineyard: Sourced from a single, low yielding twenty five year old vineyard in the Angaston Foothills, right on the boundary road between Barossa Valley and Eden Valley. Sheltered by the Angaston hills, the vines are cooled in the afternoons because of shadows from hills and cool evenings as tucked into a gulley, perfect for slow ripening Cabernet Sauvignon..
Winemaking: Hand Picked and fully destemmed (no whole bunch) before a short cold soak of three to four days. The fruit was allowed to reach ambient temperature and begin fermentation naturally. A slow cool fermentation at twenty five to twenty seven degrees in one tonne open fermenters on skins for 20 days before being pressed off to hogshead French barrels. 45% New French Hogshead barrels, matured without racking for 18 months before being blended, bottled without finings or filtration.
2017 Vintage: Winter and Spring of 2016 was much wetter than usual lifting the soil moisture levels for the region. December, January and February were all cooler than usual which prolonged the ripening period by 2-3 weeks. The slower ripening for the berries ensured a greater accumulation of complex character development that winemakers are often lauding in the better years. The fruit reached optimal flavour and tannin ripeness and will contribute to making very good wines.
Tasting Note: Dark fruited aromas with fresh new leather, dark clove and black olive tapenade in support. The palate is dark, rich and layered with sweet black fruit flavours, garden herbs, rose petal and toast. Soft but obvious tannins combined with freshness of acidity help drive a satisfyingly long finish.
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Bottle Barcode: 9344154011460
Carton Barcode: 9344154011477