Ross McMurtrie uses traditional winemaking methods to make a small range of handcrafted wines at his vineyard & boutique winery in McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Fermented in one and two tonne open fermenters, hand plunged, basket pressed.
Aged for eighteen months in French and American oak barrels.
elegantly proportioned with obvious varietal
characters of ripe blackcurrant fruit infused
with mint, fresh herbs, earth and olive.
Wonderful density and depth to the aromatics,
driven and intense varietal characters with
spicy fruit, which are both solid and persistent.
Lively with a great core and backbone, the oak is
well integrated and compliments but doesn’t
dominate. Well-rounded smooth tannins, with
cassis, currants and mulberries.
2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
black berries, black cherries, mocha & gentle
vanillia oak. Abundant fruit ripeness on the
forward palate leads to generous juicy mid palate
dark fruit flavours, with dark chocolate. Hints of
liqueur cherry and raspberry leaf from Cabernet
add to the complexity, lifted by naturally
clean acidity, enhancing the long fine tannin finish.
2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON SHIRAZ
Fruit driven with typical McLaren Vale flavours
of plums, blueberries and raspberry, which are
complimented by toffee, licorice, leather and
dark chocolate. The mid palate is fruit driven
whilst there is a superb balance between the
well-integrated cedary oak and the tannins are
silky and drive through to the finish.
The tannins, fruit, oak and acid level provide
a wine that is powerful and perfectly balanced.
Italy's most popular wine, Sangiovése has that
ability to take on characteristics of region, climate
and those of the winemaker.
There are notes of plum and cherry, and, on the
palate, the tannic structure is firm with even
more plum, cherry and sour cherry.