Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot Coal River Tasmania
The topical Medoc cépage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, artisanaly fashioned into a statuesque Bordeaux style. The exemplary efforts of Domaine A are Langtons listed, have received great adulation from the industry press and claimed prestigious wine show competition awards. Cabernet of the highest order, her tannins are fine but firm, striking the balance between power and grace, before an immeasurably long finish. Stoney Vineyard exhibits an elegance rarely found amongst her mainland siblings.
Domaine A/Stoney Vineyard is a small, family owned property, half an hour's drive from the city of Hobart in the Coal River Valley. Vines were originally established in 1973 to black cracking clays over a Jurassiac base. Veraison is normally around February and picking in mid April. The north facing vineyard and extended sunshine hours ensure that the fruit is fully ripe at vintage. A rich cepage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot are treated to traditional old wold winemaking, open vat vinification, regular racking, hand plunging and assemblage between the first and second ferments. Matured two years in a selection of seasoned French oak barriques. Alcohol 13.5%
Deep ruby colour. Dark cherry and vanilla bean on the bouquet, sage and licorice, briar wood and soy. An elegant, full bodied wine with great concentration of fruit, dark cherries and berry flavours, roasted coffee and dark chocolates. Made for early drinking and will continue to evolve, a richly concentrated effort with intense ripe flavours, ample black fruit characters, delicate complexity and supple spice.