De Bortoli; red, "Woodfired Cabernet Sauvignon".

Category: De Bortoli
"Woodfired Cabernet Sauvignon" Heathcote 2019; 75 cl.

15 February 2023

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Tasting Notes :

 

 

Woodfired Heathcote Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019.

 

 

 

VINEYARD :

 
 
Vineyards from the Northern section of Heathcote were selected, mainly around Corop.
 
The ancient red Cambrian soils of Northern Heathcote are ideal for dark fruited, rich, soft Cabernet. 
 

TASTING NOTES :

 

Intense dark colour red with purple edge.

 

Ripe blackberry and blueberry characters, cedar-wood and liquorice.

 

Soft, rich, mouth coating, balanced tannin, hints of classic Cabernet, authentically Heathcote.

 

WINEMAKING :

 

Destemmed and fermented at 25-30?°C over 8-12 days.

 

Pressed and matured in vats and casks for 7 months.

 

Racked and aerated regularly to soften the wine.

 

Vineyards carefully selected for a balance of fruit weight and ripeness.

 

WINE ANALYSIS :

 

Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.62 TA: 6.4g/L

 

CELLARING :

 

Lovely drinking now. Will age well and be even more complex and delicious over the next 3-8 years.

 

AWARDS :

 

2022 Brisbane Wine Show - Gold Medal
2022 Cowra Wine Show - Gold Medal
2022 Japan International Wine Challenge - Gold Medal
2022 The Drinks Business Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters - Gold Medal
2021 China Wine and Spirits Awards - Gold Medal
2021 New World Wine Awards - Gold Medal
2020 Asia Wine Challenge - Gold Medal
2020 China Wine and Spirits Awards - Gold Medal
2020 New World Wine Awards - Gold Medal
2020 Selections Mondiales Des Vins Canada - Gold Medal
2021 Riverina Open Wine Show - Silver Medal
2021 The Drinks Business Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters - Silver Medal
2020 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition - Silver Medal
2020 Decanter World Wine Awards - Silver Medal
2020 New Zealand International Wine Show - Silver Medal
2020 Riverina Open Wine Show - Silver Medal
2020 UK International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) - Silver Medal

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