Ottelia Cabernet Sauvignon
“Rich, ripe mouth-filling cherry, berry and dark chocolate flavours with generous mid palate weight and good length”
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
Coonawarra, South Australia
now – 2030
Berry fruits, ripe cherry, dark chocolate and liquorice aromas with some cedar nuance, subtle varietal lift and background French oak.
This Cabernet Sauvignon is created with fruit from the ‘Ottelia’ and 3 other vineyards in the region. The combination of vineyards showcases the different soil profiles and micro climates within Coonawarra to create a classic and distinctive Coonawarra Cabernet.
The average vine age in the wine is 20 years. The individual parcels of wine have been vinified separately and matured in a combination of new, 2 year old and 5 year old French oak to achieve the true benefits of oak maturation while avoiding oak dominance.
The 2014 vintage report for Coonawarra can be summarised as excellent. A hot, dry January developed into a moderate February with classic cool Coonawarra evenings continuing into a cool autumn. The dry extended ripening conditions were optimal for Cabernet Sauvignon and resulted in wines with high colour density, fruit concentration and tannin structure.
Reviews & Accolades
93 points – James Halliday, respected wine critic and vigneron
Read about Ottelia here