Hamilton Hut Block Cabernet

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Country: Australia

Region: South Australia

Producer: Richard Hamilton

Volume: 750ml

Vintage: 2016

Colour: Red

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Dry

Food Pairing: This wine will be an attractive accompaniment to Venison, Beef Wellington, rich pasta.

Serving Temperature: 16 -18

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Description

COLOUR: Deep full crimson red

BOUQUET: Rich, ripe cassis fruit showing hints of mint with oak derived mocha and vanillin highlights.

PALATE: Full of vibrancy, this wine has round, succulent varietal fruit with long tannins that give persistence and length.

Winemaking

WINEMAKING NOTES
The fruit selected for this wine comes from our vineyard blocks to the south of
the McLaren Vale township. Some oak fermentation has been used to
enhance the aroma of the wine. The individual ferments were assembled on the
first racking to allow the blend to mature as one wine. Our philosophy is to
augment, rather than dominate, the fruit with oak and as a result 25% of the oak
is new or one year old, with the remaining being used in the previous blends.
 
PH: 3.66
Acidity: 6.3 gms/litre
Residual Sugar: 0.4 gms/litre
 
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Named after the picker’s hut at the front of the property, our Hut Block
vineyards are planted on sand and black clay loam soils over a substructure of
clay. We think that the intensity of our Cabernet Sauvignon can be attributed to
these soils, while the mild maritime climate of McLaren Vale, in which cool
evening and night breezes from the gully winds moderate the day time
temperatures, suits this variety. Our emphasis is on low yielding vines that are
pruned and trained to allow dappled light to reach the fruit zone to slow
ripening and enhance aroma and flavour.
 
OAK TREATMENT
100% for 14 months. 21% New French, 12% One year old French, 67% 2-4year
French and American

 

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