Country: Australia Region: South Australia, Coonawarra
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2012 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Balnaves, Pete Bissell
Planted in 1975, the vineyard is 48 hectares in size and has been in the family for three generations. The predominant variety planted is Cabernet Sauvignon at 70%. Winemaker Pete Bissell was the Qantas Winemaker of the Year 2005 and Balnaves was James Halliday’s Winery of the Year in 2008.
Deep rich red in colour, the nose is intense with aromas of cassis, blueberry, mint and seaweed, combined with fine mocha-coffee French oak. The palate is structured and lean with ripe cassis fruit and a fine tannin finish.
Ageing Potential: 10+ years ABV: 14.5%
Food Matches: Fillet Steak, Hard mature cheese, Rib-Eye Steak, Roasts