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Cabernet Sauvignon

Dandelion Vineyards

Dandelion Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Dandelion Vineyards

Dandelion Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

$ $30.00
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Colour: Red-black-purple and darkly lustrous.
Nose: Blackberries from the cane underlined by a quicksilver waft of vanilla. Rounded, ripe and yet true to cabernet sauvignon’s DNA. Lifted aromatics of hardy herbs and tobacco leaf; hints of minerals, lime and earth.
Palate: Fruit and tannin in harmony. Blackberry and cassis with background acidity. Structure and length. The faintest lick of finely tuned oak spice at the front palate. The core of blackberry fruit is well-mannered, with multitudinous and graphitic tannins swimming effortlessly in at palate’s end. A big mouthful of red wine, but so structured as to remain poised and polite.

This Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet was grown in the family's pride and joy, overlooking the Finniss River wetlands, Tony Brooks and Prof. Barbara Santich's dry grown Stranger's Reach vineyard cooled by the Great Southern Ocean and Lake Alexandrina where low rainfall and deep alluvial soils encourage Cabernet to populate or perish.

Selected bunches were hand picked by family and friends in the last week of March and gently crushed into open top fermenters. After 8 days fermentation the wine was then basket pressed into some new but predominately older French Oak Barriques for 18 months maturation and then bottled with minimal winemaking artifact, to capture the essence of the vineyard and will reward cellaring and decanting.

This wine is suitable for vegans.

Alc/Vol: 14.5%

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