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Single Vineyard Series Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Single Vineyard Series by Sam Plunkett
Whitegate Vineyard

Open ferment initiated with high percentage of stalks and whole berries. Destemmed and crushed with half going into a closed fermenter with turbo pigeur to pump wine, and half into stainless steel fermenters for hand-plunging. Maturation in mix of oak barrels (40% new French, 20% new American) and seasoned barrels for 14 months. A cool year in the Strathbogies produced a taut and powerful cabernet display that marries blackberry, Aussie bush, bay leaf and briar with arresting layers of savoury spice. Tannins keep things impressive and real. It has a way to go.

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Published 01 August 2020

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tasting note

Grown on the Plunkett family vineyard ‘Whitegate’, this is a beautifully balanced wine – it is rich and powerful, but with a freshness from the natural acid of a cool year
‘Delicious, one of the best wines of 2017!’ – Assistant Winemaker Mark Hickin

Food match

Roast lamb with rosemary potatoes

Serving temp


Cellaring potential

10 years

Technical info

Alc 13.9%
pH 3.58
Ta 6.46g/L
RS 0.32g/L

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