If you’re familiar with the Aesop fable, The Tortoise and The Hare, you’ll understand the challenge of making our Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz blend.
The Shiraz is an early ripener, demanding to be harvested about 10 to 14 days ahead of the Cabernet Sauvignon. However, both are worth waiting for, developing in their own time to the gold medal level of 15.0 Baume at harvest.
The Hare demands all hands on deck
The “action” for this wine, takes place on two individual blocks in our Southern Flinders Ranges Gribbles Road vineyard, where both varietals grow separately, but under identical conditions.
Once back in the winery, each varietal continues its own journey, maturing independently of the other.
However, once the desired oak influence is achieved, our winemaker’s task is to bring these two, proud champions together, seamlessly balanced into the perfect marriage of two classic Australian varieties.
The Tortoise takes time to savour
Our Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz showcases the uniqueness of this region’s terroir, clearly demonstrating the natural ability of Southern Flinders Ranges’ fertile basin, to nurture and produce some very serious wines.
We aim for a 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Shiraz blend, although Mother Nature’s influence on each vintage dictates and determines the final ratios we apply in the finished wine.
The final wine is structurally bold, showcasing the cherished flavours both varietals are known for. Your glass will be stained with cherry black and deep purple hues, while a gentle swirl will reveal the enticing aromatics, including spicy oak, along with red and black berries.
This is a harmonious, mouth-filling blend that is wonderfully balanced, with a finish more profound than Aesop’s!
Long after you drain your glass, this wine will linger with you, encouraging you to savour every step of its race from the vineyard to your glass.
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