2018 Zilzie Regional Collection Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Zilzie Regional Collection Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Zilzie Regional Collection Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Zilzie Regional Collection Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

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Cabernet Sauvignon
Zilzie
Coonawarra
2018
750ml
14%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Blackcurrant, spicy oak and plum dominate the nose. The palate has classic flavours of mint and blackcurrant with a rounded plum finish. Toasty tannins with lingering oak notes through to the finish.

How was it made?

Fruit was selected from premium Coonawarra vineyards, crushed and underwent fermentation for two weeks on skins. Following fermentation the must was gently pressed before being transferred
to oak. The wine was matured in French oak before blending and bottling. The resulting wine has excellent depth with integrated oak tannins.

The 2018 Coonawarra vintage generally delivered superb conditions, leading to fruit of outstanding quality being harvested. The winter and spring rainfall leading into the 2018 season was excellent at 20% above long-term averages. The winter was cold delivering a good dormancy. The yields were moderate and the slow cool ripening was very even,
delivering fruit with fine tannins and strong varietal flavours.

Who made it?

In the words of Aretha Franklin, this family owned winery is all about R.E.S.P.E.C.T. The Forbes family respect the land by producing a carbon neutral wine, Bulloak, and cutting their water usage by 35% since 2005. They also give a respectful nod to their Scottish ancestors who originally name the property Zilzie over 100 years ago. Even the design of the ‘Z’ on the label is based on the shape of the Murray River as it snakes around the property. The current Forbes family members have farmed the land for 30 years. They supplied fruit to some of Australia’s largest wine companies before deciding to do their own thing in 1999. Today, they have 572 hectares of vines and produce around 100,000 cases per year. Winemaker Mark Zeppel and his team make an array of wines using varietals like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. They dedicate themselves to using the best parcels of fruit from various regions to make consistently good wines at affordable prices. The styles are fun, fruit-driven and express the grape variety without swamping it with oak.

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