The 2020 Hut Block is an elegant Cabernet Sauvignon from our McLaren Vale Estate Vineyards. Rich, ripe cassis fruit showing hints of mint with oak derived mocha and vanillin highlights on the nose. Full of vibrancy, this wine has round, succulent varietal fruit with long tannins that give persistence and length.
The fruit selected for this wine comes from our vineyard blocks to the south of the McLaren Vale township. Some oak fermentation has been used to enhance the aroma of the wine. The individual ferments were assembled on the first racking to allow the blend to mature as one wine. Our philosophy is to augment, rather than dominate, the fruit with oak and as a result 25% of the oak is new or one year old, with the remaining being used in the previous blends.
Maturation: 25% new French oak, with older French and American oak