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2018 White Label Cabernet Sauvignon
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2018 White Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Acid
7.1
pH
3.44
Aging
10 - 20 years
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SKU: WLCAB18
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2018 White Label Cabernet Sauvignon

Description We have a tiny 2.4-hectare block of old vine Cabernet Sauvignon planted on the original Saxonvale vineyard, Fordwich. These vines have been producing some of the best Hunter Valley Cabernet for over 40 years. Old vines and low yields allow for perfectly ripe fruit which can be a challenge in the Hunter as Cabernet ripens late and sometimes vintage weather will rain on our parade. The wine is matured in new American hogsheads for 12 months to add tannins, structure and spice. The wine has concentrated cassis, black fruit and classic cigar box notes. The concentrated fruit sweetness is perfectly balanced with hallmark acidity and tannins which ensure long term ageing. This is a fantastic example of how great Hunter Cabernet can be.

Vineyard Saxonvale Vineyard

Tasting Notes  Lifted floral and perfumed notes leaps out of the glass, followed by rich cassis and savoury cigar box. The tannins are firm and well integrated, the oak subtle framing rich, intense dark berry fruits that linger long after the first sip.

Colour  Deep purple
Nose  Blackberry, Mulberry, Tomato leaf
Palate  Firm tannins integrated with black forest fruits, subtle oak and a lingering acidity. 

Food Match Chargrilled Lamb Shoulder 
Cellaring  10 - 20 years

Winemakers Notes  The 2018 vintage had perfect ripening conditions with dry, warm days paired with cooler nights resulting in beautifully ripe and healthy fruit. The Fruit for this wine was handpicked and fermented in a temperature controlled environment. The Cabernet Sauvignon was matured in a mix of new and old French and American oak for 18 months. This wine is a great example of Hunter Valley terroir with ripe fruit and sharp acid that will keep this wine ageing for many years.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Acid
7.1
pH
3.44
Aging
10 - 20 years
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Lifted floral and perfumed notes leaps out of the glass, followed by rich cassis and savoury cigar box. The tannins are firm and well integrated, the oak subtle framing rich, intense dark berry fruits that linger long after the first sip.
Vineyard Notes
Saxonvale Vineyard
Winemaker Notes
The 2017 vintage was hot and dry and produced outstanding quality fruit from all varieties. The Cabernet Sauvignon was matured in new and old French oak for 18 months. This wine is a great example of Hunter Valley terroir with ripe fruit and sharp acid that will keep this wine ageing for many years.
Food Pairing Notes
Chargrilled Lamb Shoulder