Koonowla Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon2018-12-06T04:15:56+00:00

Project Description

2014 KOONOWLA CLARE VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2015

5 STAR WINERY

The Cabernet varietal characters in this wine are powerful and typical Clare, the colour is deep purple with red hues and the nose has herb tones with ripe berry fruit, lifted mulberry and plum pudding characters gently supported by rich oak and spice, The palate is flavoursome, rich and long with fine tannins and balanced acidity.

A mild wettish winter followed by a very dry spring and summer with hot spells but no heat waves ripened the small crops quite quickly. The fruit was picked in early March, de-stemmed and crushed before fermenting in Potter fermenters. The wine was fermented to sugar dryness. The juice was racked and returned once aday for two weeks and then skins pressed before being transferred to barrel for several weeks where the wine was racked out of a barrel and malolactic fermentation was induced and retuned to oak.

ALCOHOL CONTENT:  14.5%
Yields per acre:  1.2 tonnes
Cases produced:  1000
Appellation:  Clare Valley
Filtration and fining:  Minimal at bottling
Varietal composition:  100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Length of barrel maturation:  18 months
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