Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon

Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon

Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon

Australia | 14.0% | 75cl

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Plum red in colour and full depth in hue. The bouquet leads with violet and lilac floral notes to the tangy counterpoint of sea-spray and pepper. A rich and powerful palate of red fruits and dark chocolate on a robust tannin framework. The finish is long, complex and well worth contemplating. Decant and enjoy alongside char-grilled rib-eye on the bone or mushroom wellington with roasted root vegetables.

Since 1987, the Hill-Smith family has counted itself amongst those fortunate enough to produce an estate grown Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. To own a vineyard upon that famous terra rossa soil over limestone is the holy grail of all Cabernet Sauvignon purists. Experimentation, innovation, minimalist intervention and small batch winemaking has resulted in The Menzies’ reputation as one of the best wines of its type to emerge from the region – a wine of longevity, elegance and structure.

The Menzies is in the heart of Coonawarra terra rossa country. The vineyard site is reasonably level, with the defining terroir difference coming from the soils. Our soil is red sandy loam over limestone, which is classic Cabernet Sauvignon dirt. Most of the vines for Yalumba The Menzies were planted in 1985 and are trellised tall with wide rows. Bunches are usually small with small berries giving a concentration that favours the creation of full bodied reds

The grapes were crushed to small static fermenters where the liberation of colour and tannin is controlled either by plunging the skins, irrigating the fermenting wine over the cap or draining all the wine from the skins then flooding it back. Selected parcels are given extended skin contact before pressing.

Matured for 20 months in 36% new French hogsheads, balance in 1 year and older American, French & Hungarian hogsheads & barriques.

Enjoyable now or cellar for twelve to fifteen years.

Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV 14.0%
Suitable for Vegans Yes
Organic No

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