When grown on the volcanic soil of Broke Fordwich Cabernet Sauvignon can really shine. On our volcanic soil this variety produces excellent Cabernet characteristics. It tends to have bigger tannins in the Hunter than Shiraz does and it’s typically forest berry fruit flavour sits perfectly with the spice of the Hunter and the cedar characters that come from the new American oak used for maturation.
Blackcurrant, Cherry, Vanilla Bean, Dark Chocolate, Spiced Fruit.
Our old stocks of Cabernet Sauvignon are rare and special. We decided to replant these cuttings on the Saxonvale vineyard at the highest most westerly facing point on the volcanic red soil. This same block had been used for Cabernet Sauvignon many years previously by Saxonvale and had historically produced some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon in the Hunter Valley.