Normans Heritage Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Normans Heritage Series - Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Dark cherry red in colour. The nose is vintage Coonawarra Cabernet; there are splashes of fresh cherries, raspberry, chocolate and a lovely hint of tomato leaf.
The palate displays an intense fresh fruit sweetness that is balanced by a round velvety mouth feel and a full body. This 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is vibrant and approachable, and easy drinking for all occasions.
Select parcels of fruit were sourced from the iconic terra rossa soils of Coonawarra for this limited edition wine. We picked the fruit at optimum ripeness in the cool of the night in order to retain the fruit's natural acidity and of course the regional flavours and aromatics that the Coonawarra is world famous for. The wine was transferred to the winery where it was hand reared with extended time on skins. Hand plunging, cool preferment maceration and the use of select yeast, coupled with long post ferment maceration on skins followed by the traditional techniques more often used in French winemaking. The wine was aged in French oak then selected barrels were chosen for the final blend prior to bottling.
This Cabernet Sauvignon can be enjoyed now or will reward cellaring mid term.
Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker John Harris