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Yalumba-The Cigar-Cabernet Sauvignon-2012-750mL

RRP: $2695
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$2545/Bottle
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The Cigar is a name coined by Coonawarra Vignerons to describe the unique cigar-shaped strip of rich red terra rossa soil. Home to some of Australia’s most famous vineyards, the secret of Coonawarra lies in the intimate bond between the terra rossa soil, limestone layers, pure artisan water and a long cool ripening season. Fortunate to be part of this iconic place, Yalumba salutes the region’s pioneers and those privileged to inherit its future.

 

VINTAGE CONDITIONS:

Good winter rains replenished soil moisture level and an early burst of warm weather initiated bud-burst a few weeks earlier than normal. Shoot growth proceeded rapidly and the early head start was maintained through November and December. January and February were dry so our winemaker and vineyard manager had few concerns and held high expectations for the vintage. Their hopes were realised and the grapes reached full ripeness and maturity easily. Harvest was completed by March 30.

 

WINEMAKING/VITICULTURE:

Yalumba The Cigar is made through traditional small lot winemaking techniques.The grapes are crushed to small static fermenters, ensuring good extraction of colour and tannin. The grapes stay on skins for around seven days, though some tanks are given extended skin contact before pressing.The wine is matured for 22 months in mainly French oak hogsheads and barriques; 28 per cent of them new.

 

TASTING NOTES:

This wine has a full nose with intense savoury blackcurrant fruit and cherry ripe highlights. The wine’s palate shows a warmer vintage and opens with cassis and ripe cherries. There are layers of plum and cherry fruit entwined with middle weight tannins, giving a lengthy savoury textured finish.

 

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