Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019
The Pride of Fleurieu is a rich and full-flavoured wine, with scented blueberries, cassis and anise aromas with sweet spice, cedar and blackberry.
Meet the maker: Dandelion Vineyards
Region: Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia – Australia
Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
14.5% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian / Vegan
With a prime position overlooking the Finniss River wetlands, Stranger's Reach vineyard is cooled by the maritime influence of the Great Southern Ocean and nearby Lake Alexandrina.
Deep alluvial soils and low rainfall help the tough Cabernet vines produce rich flavours in the berries.
Selected bunches were hand-picked and gently crushed into open-top fermenters.
After 14 days of fermentation the wine was basket pressed into predominately older French oak barriques for 18 months' maturation, then bottled without filtration or fining to capture the essence of the vineyard.