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Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

St Huberts

Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

St Huberts

Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Special Treat
RRP (750 mL)
$35.00
750 mL
$27.50
6 x 750 mL
$165.00

Overview

Overview

Hubert de Castella's passion for the Yarra Valley saw him establish St Huberts in 1862. By the late 1800s it had grown to be the largest estate in the area. The wines enjoyed immediate and on-going success at wine shows both domestically and abroad. The onset of the Great Depression, the increasing popularity of fortified wine and the emerging profitability of dairy farming saw the vineyard revert to grazing in the 1920s. It wasn't until the 1960s that the Yarra Valley again rose to prominence as a wine region and St Huberts was once again one of the pioneers.

Built to last, this delicious Cabernet shows an abundance of bright fruit and structural ripe tannins.

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2016
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now
Winemaker Greg Jarratt

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

The wine displays classic regional Cabernet aromas of black pastels and cassis with just a hint of leaf in the background. The fruit dominates with faint earthy scents and mocha oak.

Flavours and Palate

The palate is medium bodied, even and balanced. Ripe fleshy black berries, red fruits and mocha flavours continue from the nose, and the finish is persistent with ripe powdery tannins.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Lamb
Duck
Pasta
Veg
Spicy Food

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

93 points Huon Hooke
Bronze 2018 Yarra Valley Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Melbourne Wine Awards
Bronze 2018 Melbourne Wine Show
Bronze 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show

Huon Hooke

"An elegant, understated, medium-weight cabernet with a leafy and sousbois background to its cassisy bouquet; very varietal and regional. Fine, ample tannins. A classic style. It punches above its weight."

Viticulture

Viticulture

2016 was one of the warmest Yarra Valley vintages on record, leading to one of our earliest start dates for harvest. Yields were average to above average, and the warm conditions led to a "compressed" vintage with rapid ripening in all varieties. The core (over two thirds) of the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from St Huberts vineyard Block 4. In addition, fruit parcels were sourced primarily from vineyard sites on the Yarra Valley flats - these sites provide the warmth required to produce rich and flavoursome wines. Individual vineyard parcels were fermented in open vats and closed statics in order to create complexity and differing flavour and tannin profiles. These parcels were pressed off and racked into French oak to develop further depth and complexity. Our aim is to produce a wine true to the regional style while highlighting Cabernet Sauvignon's varietal characters.