2012 Sevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

A wine of history and focus produced in the old-fashioned claret style on a vineyard that surrounds our homestead. Each morning when we wake and look outside, these are vines that inspire us. A sentimental favourite, this is a wine that will only get better with age and will reward those who show patience and planning.

First Vintage made 1975


Tasting Note

Mitchell Sevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Clare Valley wine. It shows strong berry flavours on the nose, with overtones of dusty new French oak aromas. The palate is very full flavoured and the wine has a firm tannic finish. When seen as a young wine it is the potential of the structure which stands out. The essential ingredients - fruit, oak, acidity and tannins - are present in the right proportions. All that is needed is five to 10 years (or more) in the cellar to allow these components to harmonise. The result is an elegant wine of great power. 

Vineyard Region

This is a truly home-grown wine, with the fruit sourced a single vineyard surrounding our homestead in Sevenhill. The vines were planted in 1982 and the land, formerly an orchard, has been used to grow fruit for more than 100 years. The soils are deep seated but not rich -having been planted and farmed for generations.

Growing Conditions

2012 was a superb growing season with mild summer temperatures and good even ripening. It was an early, trouble-free vintage.


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.


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