Rymill Classic Cabernet Sauvignon
Rymill Classic Cabernet Sauvignon
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Cabernet Sauvignon is the Coonawarra's pre-eminent grape variety. The ancient, fertile 'terra rossa' soils and the favourable, maritime climate in the region, produce grapes with incredible concentration and flavours. Rymill have been making impressive Cabernet Sauvignon in the Coonawarra since 1974 and their 'Classic Cabernet Sauvignon' is exactly as the name suggests. This superb wine is richly layered, full-bodied and showing vibrant aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, tobacco and vanilla. The tannins are beautifully textured and provide the structure for a powerful and age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon. The Rymill Classic Cabernet Sauvignon would pair incredibly well with a Scotch filet steak and frites.
Expert Reviews & Awards
"This has greater depth and layers than its brethren across the range, loaded with the effect of 20 months in French oak (33% new). This said, it also boasts a lift in concentration and with that, alcohol. Coffee grind-mocha-bitter chocolate tannins expand across the palate, encasing sage, scrub, currant and olive notes. Time will temper this, but right now it is a force across the gums." 94 points (on the 2016 vintage).
Halliday Wine Companion, August 2019 (NG). — 94 Points
Parcels of premium Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were hand selected to make the Classic Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was aged in French oak barrels.
Drink now or cellar for up to ten years.
The team at Rymill Coonawarra believe Australia’s best Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Coonawarra, which is why over fifty percent of their vineyards are planted to this variety. The Coonawarra and Cabernet combination is a gift from nature due to an exceptional mix of natural elements; a moderate, maritime climate and the perfect soil for grape growing. Coonawarra’s Terra Rossa soil is unique, being a mixture of red clay and fertile loam overlaying deep limestone. Great wines come from great grapes, and this is exemplified in their vineyards. Forty years old and going strong, 140 hectares of their sustainably grown vineyards are planted entirely on the precious terra rossa soil. Cabernet isn’t their only strength, their vineyards also produce exceptional Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer.
Known for producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon, the Coonawarra region is located approximately 400 kilometres south-east of Adelaide, in South Australia. The region covers a narrow strip of land that is 1.5 kilometres wide and 15 kilometres long. This narrow strip of land has a unique soil type, called 'terra rossa' (Italian for red soil). Terra Rossa, is a red clay based soil, that results (very rarely) when limestone 'weathers' over thousands of years and becomes coloured with iron oxide. Terra Rossa is also a free draining soil that improves the concentration of flavours in the grapes. This top layer of terra rossa soil sits on a bed of limestone. Limestone, has a high water holding capacity, should water be required during various stages of a vine's growth cycle. Between these two soil types and the cool maritime climate in the region, the Coonawarra is able to produce wines of great concentration and elegance. The long, slow ripening period enables the build up of richly flavoured grapes that produce deeply coloured/flavoured wines with good elegance and a strong acid structure, for longevity. While their Cabernet Sauvignon is highly prized, the region also produces Shiraz, Merlot and Chardonnay.
Wine Body: Full Bodied
Wine Sweetness: Dry
Non Alcoholic: No
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