Clandestine Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 – Mount Barker, Australia
Landsdale Vineyard, Mount Barker WA, planted 1996 east-west facing rows, ironstone gravel/loam soils, pesticide, herbicide-free vineyard practices.
Machine harvested, 10 days on fermentation on skins in open fermenters with hand plunging twice daily during ferment, reduced to daily and then weekly until the tannins were supple and integrated, cultured natural yeast, tank pressed, 16 months in seasoned French oak barriques.
Dark purple and bright in colour, with classic cool mint and lifted cassis bouquet with warm, cedar oak aromas. A brooding palate of blackcurrant, plums, chocolate and mocha flavours jostle for position, while a generous fruit ball forms in the mid-palate. Quality oak and time ensure long, soft and integrated tannin structure, wrapped in firm acidity – giving this Cabernet enhanced texture and complexity.
Minimal filtration, vegan fined and minimal sulphur on bottling to keep the wine fresh and lively.
Pair with slow-roasted lamb, BBQ’s and firm cheeses
94 POINTS – Ken Gargett, The Wine Pilot
92 POINTS – Erin Larkin, James Halliday Wine Companion
About Clandestine Vineyards
The Clandestine Vineyards project holds the key to locked away secrets. With fruit sourced from some of the most exceptional, yet difficult to access sites in South and Western Australia, paired with the perfect winemaker, each hand-picked with the same discretion as the fruit itself. Tied to no one location, GI, or house style, we create extraordinary wines from unplundered fruits that lay beyond the reach of most.
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