Bleeding Heart Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Fruit is chilled before de-stemming and a cold soak for three days. Each parcel is fermented separately with the McLaren Vale Shiraz fermented in small open two tonne vessels before maturation in two to four-year-old oak barrels for six months. The Big Rivers component is fermented and matured in stainless steel before blending. 2018 was blessed by almost perfect vintage conditions. The season started at a cracking pace with a warm, dry spring and early summer that reduced yields and required careful attention to soil moisture levels. Crucially there were virtually no heat spikes, and Autumn arrived early with refreshing showers. Late ripening conditions were beautifully cool, allowing for long slow development and perfect balance.
A bright and inviting nose highlighting varietal blackberry and currant aromas, a hint of bramble and savour oak. Typical of McLaren Vale’s opulent take on Cabernet, the palate is full of dark berries and ripe plums before an impressively long finish given definition by fine tannins. An excellent combination of easy-going approachability and Cabernet Sauvignon definition and structure.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Aged Cheddar Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees Standard Drinks 8.3 Alcohol Volume % 14 Variety Cabernet Sauvignon Region McLaren Vale Vintage 2018 Country Australia Closure Screw Cap Size 750ml Brand Bleeding Heart
- Bleeding Heart Wine was born from a shared passion in the wines and vineyards of South Australia
- The ancient soils and moderate climate create rich and full-bodied wines that are incredibly satisfying
- It is sourced from a combination of established, dry-grown vineyards in central South Australia and low-yielding McLaren Vale vineyards.