Calcannia Wines, Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Nestled in the Clare Valley’s Stanley Flat region, is Calcannia. 130km due north of Adelaide, and 6 km north of the township of Clare, beside the Hutt River and the Clare Valley Racecourse. It’s moderate-continental climate enjoys cool nights and long warm summer days, retaining crisp acidity, balance and structure in our wines.
REGION Single Vineyard, Clare Valley, South Australia
TITRATABLE ACIDITY 6.3
RESIDUAL SUGAR 0.9
FRUIT 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 4% Other
2016 Clare vintage high in quality and slightly higher in yields. A stress free 2015 winter allowed the vines to store extra nutrients for potentially better crops. Spring saw good rains and little frost, and advanced growing which lead to early harvest time with the right mix of vine stress without disease pressure. With just over 11 hectares, or around 25 acres, of Cabernet Sauvignon, our estate grown fruit shone in these conditions for a richness and concentration of flavour. Placed in older French barrels, and bottled with minimal filtration, the result is a true expression of Cabernet from the Clare Valley region.
Deep red currant colour
Briar blackcurrants, ripe plums and chocolate.
The central palate is black currant cassis with creamy oak and cedar. Elegant in structure, the cherry finish is savoury and velvet soft.
Richly herbed lamb rack, slow roasted joints, spicy plum ribs.
COMMENDED - IWC 2019 Tranche 1 UK