Heartland Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2012



A deep ruby red welcomes the eye and entices the palate.  The classic Cabernet core of focused blackcurrent fruit is offset by notes of cedar with hints of cardamom, tobacco and licorice spice.  The unituely inviting texture of Langhorne Creek Cabernet is accentuated by fine-grain tannins.  A long, savoury finish rounds off this beautifully balanced red.

The fruit was crushed into 10 tonne open fermenters, left on skins to cold macerate for three days prior to fermentation. Fermentation occurred at or under 26°C (with a Rhône isolate yeast).  This helped to extract the skin tannin while maintaining aromatics. The wine underwent its malolactic transformation in oak, was then racked and returned to French and American oak for a 12-month maturation.

2012 was a year of exceptional quality.  Late September frosts reduced yields between 10 - 40% depending on the vineyard.  A long and relatively cool ripening season allowed for full development of the fruit flavours.  The wines retain their natural acidity while conveying the full range of fruit flavours and deep colours we want.  2012 is the best vintage in a long time.

14.5% abv

Heartland Wines  Cabernet Sauvignon  2012
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