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Cabernet Shiraz Viognier

2007 Cabernet Shiraz Viognier


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With the release of the 2007 CSV we have redefined the style by significantly altering the blend – this vintage is comprised of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Shiraz and 8% Viognier. Possessing a purple/red colour, the wine has pronounced lifted floral aromatics from the higher % of Viognier, leading into spicy oak and a hint of gaminess. It combines the varietal, herbaceous Cabernet Sauvignon characters with ripe red berries, pepper and washed earth. On the palate this medium bodied wine is a mouthful of red fruit, sweet, spicy oak and finishes with fine, soft, trailing tannins. One to enjoy with Tapas, tomato based sauces or simply on its
own with good company – drink now to 2017.

The 2007 vintage has proven to be a year of higher than expected quality, but with dramatically reduced yields in the Eden Valley. We received less than half the expected Winter rainfall and the lack of sub-soil moisture ensured a reduction in yields in the vicinity of 50%. Brief heat waves occurred during January; otherwise it was mild and dry. At the end of January a tropical air mass connected with a cold front to bring good rains to the agricultural areas of South Australia, with flooding up north. The 70mm rainfall fell steadily over four days, coinciding with veraison, which freshened up the vine canopy to assist with ripening the fruit for harvest. February was recorded as the hottest for 100 years, which brought the already reduced crop to an earlier ripening phase.

Region: Eden Valley, Barossa South Australia

Harvested: 22 March 2007

Blend: 52% Cabernet Sauvigon, 40% Shiraz, 8% Viognier

Oak: Predominantly French hogshead (50% new)

Alcohol: 13.2%

pH: 3.56

Bottled: April 2009

Total Production: 10,519 bottles