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Richard Hamilton "Hut Block" Cabernet Sauvignon (2018)

Product Information

Country: Australia

Area: South Australia / McLaren Vale

Wine style: Red

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Dry

Alc(%): 14.5

Producer: Richard Hamilton Wine Group

Serving Temperature(℃): 17-19

Size: 750ml

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Tasting Note:Full, rich red with crimson highlights. Ripe cassis, plum and chocolate with a background of cedar from well integrated, balanced oak. A rich, full palate of plush fruits. Tannins are round and succulent, giving length, persistence and longevity. Appealing with its vibrancy on release and has the structure for 10 or more years cellaring to provide more complexity. Fruit was harvested at night to take advantage of cooler temperatures, then destemmed and fermented for 8-13 days on skins. Approximately 6% Cabernet Franc was co-fermented with the Cabernet Sauvignon to augment to fruit profile and round the palate. Following pressing and malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was filled to filled to predominantly French oak (21% new) and received several rackings. The wine was blended in January 2019 then returned to oak for a further 14 months maturation.

Food Matching:Try it prime Wagyu, rich pasta or slow cooked duck.

Grape Variety:100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Terroir/Vinification

Terroir:sand and black clay loam soils over a substructure of clay, mild maritime climate of McLaren Vale,

Climate:Mediterranean

Geology:sand and black clay loam soils over a substructure of clay

Harvest:Machine at night and by hand

Vinification:Fruit was harvested at night to take advantage of cooler temperatures, then destemmed and fermented for 8-13 days on skins. Approximately 6% Cabernet Franc was co-fermented with the Cabernet Sauvignon to augment to fruit profile and round the palate. Following pressing and malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was filled to filled to predominantly French oak (21% new) and received several rackings. The wine was blended in January 2019 then returned to oak for a further 14 months maturation

Aging:18 months in oak - 21% new French oak, balance in 1-4 year old French and American oak hogsheads

 

Acidity:6.48g/L
PH:3.53
Residual sugar:0.63g/L

Accolades

Halliday Australian Wine Companion  92 Point Silver!
The Real Review  89 Point!

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