2017 Norfolk Rise Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Norfolk Rise Cabernet Sauvignon

Johan Axlund

"Savoury and quite elegant. Really varietal too - cedary dark berry flavour."

Johan Axlund

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Johan Axlund

"Savoury and quite elegant. Really varietal too - cedary dark berry flavour."

Johan Axlund

RRP: $19.00 per bottle36% OFF

$11.99

(buy 6 or more)

$12.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $3.25 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

While Norfolk Rise is probably best known for Shiraz, it's important to remember the Cabernet too. 
Mount Benson, home of Norfolk Rise, is not all that far from Cabernet Sauvignon mecca Coonawarra and has similar red dirt over limestone soils.

No surprises when you taste this medium bodied, savoury and well built red either which is so well built for such a fair price.

Tech stuff

Cabernet Sauvignon
Norfolk Rise Vineyard
Mount Benson
2017
750ml
14.8%
Cellar to 2020
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

High concentration of casis and limestone with subtle leafy aromas make it a very easy quaffer

How was it made?

Situated in the heart of the cool climate Mount Benson region, the Norfolk Rise Vineyard is planted on 180 hectares of undulating coastal hills. Within 5 kilometres of the ocean at 37 degrees south of the equator, our Cabernet Sauvignon is planted on near perfect “Terra Rossa” soils, providing an ideal level of nutrient and water retention. The grapes were selectively harvested from our vineyards from mid-March to early April. The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards were low yielding and monitored daily for ripeness leading up to harvest. A clean growing season and maritime breezes allowed for grapes of the highest quality to be picked. The grapes were then de-stemmed, crushed and transferred to fermentation tanks where the wine was held on skins for a few days post ferment to increase aroma intensity. Following pressing, the wine was racked into French oak barriques for approximately 16 months.

Who made it?

Norfolk Rise is the best-kept secret of South Australia, with the vineyard in Mount Benson only planted in 2000, and the first vintage off the estate bottled in 2002. From a most underrated region that offers a unique combination of free-draining limestone soil profiles and cool maritime breezes that produce wines of exceptional quality and complexity. If the region was perhaps less remote, you'd imagine it could be a superstar, and Norfolk Rise would be the headliner. Don't miss the Shiraz, Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon here.

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