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.
2020 Vintage: It will be remembered for high quality across the Barossa in 2020 but yields were down. This was in part due to temperamental spring weather and a hot, dry summer. Altough the yields were affected by the heatwave of December and January, prudent growers managed this well with careful irrigation and maintaining soil moisture. The resulting fruit, (though less of it) was concentrated and exceptional.
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. Pair with lamb shanks with olive mash.
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Bottle Barcode: 9344154011460
Carton Barcode: 9344154011477