06 Jul Winter Embrace from Cabernet Sauvignon
When it comes to the Yarra Valley, you won’t be surprised to hear about quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but what few people know is that the equally fitting ‘king of grapes’ Cabernet Sauvignon produces some of the most highly commended wines. The Yarra Valley’s best kept secret is the quality of its Cabernet, and we think that’s why Rob can’t stop talking about it.
While it’s cold outside but warm inside by the fire (or heater), we wanted to tell you more about our different ranges of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon
blackcurrant | bay leaf | mulberry | clove
The even temperatures, cool nights and long ripening periods provide us with excellent fruit quality, showing the characteristics of Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The appeal is the beautiful rich colour of deep crimson along with fine tannins. On the palate, the fruity aromas of black fruit, complemented by some spice flavours, make it a perfect match for hearty meat dishes. You can just imagine sipping this wine by a winter bonfire with friends.
White Label Cabernet Sauvignon
dark chery | mulberry | mocha | fine tannins
The White Label Cabernet Sauvignon is more elegant and savoury than our rich, fruit driven Black label Cabernet. 2019 was a great vintage, with warmer weather during the ripening period that gave the grapes more potential to develop, so we know to expect great colour, richness, depth and varietal intensity.
The smooth tannins like dark chocolate are joined by lovely blueberry and mulberry under a base of black fruit flavours, while the presence of mocha and vanilla gives a hint of sweetness without losing any intensity at all. Think of how well it would pair with venison or rich, vintage cheddar!
Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon
blackberry | five spice | toasty | rich | savoury tannins
The highly anticipated premium range. Awards include:
Halliday Wine Competition – Gold 95 Points
Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition – BEST Cabernet
Decanter World Wine Awards – 93 points
Rich vibrant red with a purple tinge. You can expect rich, dark fruit on the nose and palate, but there are also cedar, spice, and savoury characteristics – full-bodied, rich and complex but with a lingering finish.
This robust texture and silky tannins are perfect with beef Wellington or grilled lamb. Especially at family dinners, where you want to raise a glass to celebrate the occasion with the family, but don’t let your dad get greedy!