Mitchell

2017 Sevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

A wine of history and focus produced in the old-fashioned claret style on a vineyard that surrounds our homestead. A sentimental favourite, this is a wine that continues get better with age.
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TASTING NOTE

Mitchell Sevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic. It shows strong primary fruit on the nose, with overtones of dusty new French oak aromas. The palate is full flavoured with cassis and blackcurrant, a dry mouth feel with firm tannins through to the finish. The essential ingredients - fruit, oak, acidity and tannins - are present in the right proportions. The result is an elegant wine of great power.

GROWING CONDITIONS

A late start to the growing season due to cool and wet weather, the wettest year since 2000 with 1000mm of rain. This led to a later start for vintage. The vines were in great condition with strong canopies and fruit was of a high quality across the board

WINEMAKING

The juice for this wine was fermented mostly in small open slate tanks, before being hand plunged with a significant portion given extended maceration on skins for 40 days. The wine was aged in small French oak barrels for 24 months before being bottled without filtration.

VINTAGE INFORMATION

VINTAGE: 2017 VARIETY: 100% Cabernet REGION: 100% Clare Valley FIRST RELEASE: 1975 CELLARING: 2035

WINE ANALYSIS

ALC/VOL: 13.0% TOTAL ACID: 6.9g/L PH: 3.40

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