“..a very high quality second-tier wine typical of Moppity Vineyards and it’s exceptional vineyard” James Halliday Wine Companion (on the 2015 vintage)
Awards & Accolades: Best New Brand of the Year (Peter Forrestal, Quaff 2008) – Top Ten Future Classics (Jeremy Oliver 2013) – Top Ten Best Value Wineries (Halliday Wine Companion 2016)
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- Vintage: 2016
- Region: Hilltops
- Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
- Bottle Size: 750ml
- Case Size: 12
About: We’ve made a lot of changes to our Cabernets since 2012, both in viticulture and winemaking, with a view to promoting vibrancy and freshness. We’re now seeing the results: Moppity Vineyards entered four teirs of our Cabernets into the Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2015, and won the only four gold medals awarded out of the 46 wines entered. Such comprehensive success from a single winery is rare if not unprecedented in the Australian wine show circuit.
Viticulture: We make every effort in the vineyard to promote fruit quality. Minimal irrigation, bunch-thinning and careful pruning ensures low yields of highly concentrated fruit. Leaf thinned & shoot thinned. Yields are cropped at 2.5 tonnes per acre.
Wine making: Cold soaked pre-ferment, 9 day fermentation, 14 day extended maceration post ferment, barrel aged in new and used French hogsheads and barriques with multiple rackings to clarify, aerate (enhancing the sensory properties of the wine) and to help form Pigmented Tannins which improve mouthfeel and stabilize colour.
Tasting Notes: A perfectly ripe and balanced Cabernet. There’s a rich dark core of brambly fruit and nuances of aniseed and dark cocoa. A vibrant and elegant wine with fine supple tannins.