2020 The Gorge Block Cabernet Sauvignon (2020)
The Gorge Cabernet Block is one of the jewels of our estate vineyard.
Gentle and patient winemaking is preferred to ensure that the wine expresses the unique site characters. The selectively harvested grapes were gently crushed, fermented in an open fermenter and hand plunged to facilitate subtle tannin extraction. After 13 days on skins the fermenter was basket pressed and the free run and pressing fractions were combined. The wine was then aged for 20 months in 100% tight grained French oak. The proportion of new oak was kept low to encourage the continued expression of the characters that are exclusive to the vineyard site. To preserve purity and character the wine is made with minimal additions and is allowed to clarify naturally without the use of fining or filtration.
Title: Halliday Wine Companion
Award Date Description: -
Rating: 95 / 100
Wine Range: Single Vineyard
State: South Australia
Region: McLaren Vale
Wine Type: Red Wine
Variety Type: Cabernet Sauvignon