Hopes End Brandy Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ml
"A true story that began with hope and ended with wine. Hopes End pays tribute to the free settlers who have travelled to South Australia in search of a better life. The finest Brandy Barrels from Australia’s most awarded, artisanal brandy distillery are used to age this rich, exotic Cabernet Sauvignon."
Tasting Notes: Plum compote, forest floor, berries and chocolate with spicy aged tones and a soft ripe tantalising finish from the brandy tempered oak.
Color: Intense, dense ruby red
Aroma: Blackberry, Vanilla and Mocha
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Technical Data: Alcohol vol: 13.5% pH: 3.71 Total Acidity: 6.3 g/L Residual Sugar: 9 g/L
Vineyard: The vines grow strong and robust in the heartland of South Australia’s vineyard regions. Bright, warm summers and deep sandy loam over limestone soils ensures they flourish to produce intensely flavoured, perfectly ripened grapes.
Winemaking: In the cool of the early morning specially selected parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon are picked at their juicy best and brought into our 110 year old winery. Here they are gently crushed and nurtured through fermentation and pressing to preserve the delicious flavours born in the vineyard. Our first duty is to fashion a Cabernet Sauvignon which speaks of the sundrenched vineyards of South Australia, soft juicy and ripe. This pristine Cabernet Sauvignon, the most noble variety, is then aged in barrels for 30 days, previously used by the drink of heroes; Australia’s most awarded Brandy. These aged barrels lend the wine a sophistication not found in less mature alternatives, bringing spice and length.
Cellar Potential: 2022
Drink with - Beef Ribs, burgers, pizza and your best mates.