2020 Old Block Cabernet Sauvignon
Centare Vineyard is located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Australia’s most prestigious, cool-climate wine region, renowned for producing some of the most exceptional, varietal wines in the world.
The ‘Old Block’ range of wines are single vineyard wines, made entirely from original estate vineyards that were planted to the region’s most classic varieties in 1998.
Located on the edge of the ‘Golden Mile’ of the Yarra Valley, alongside some of Australia’s foremost producers, the Centare Vineyard site is ideal for producing world-class, enduring Cabernet wines.
Awards & Reviews:
90 Points: Halliday Wine Companion - A blend of 93/3.5/3.5% cabernet/merlot/malbec, left on skins for 25 days and matured in French barriques, 30% new. A medium cherry-crimson colour. Aromas of subtle red fruits and a little blackberry bush. Medium bodied and elegant with fine tannins, this well-framed wine is approachable now but will continue to improve over the medium term.
This is a very stylish and classic expression of Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Quite tightly wound when young, the wine will benefit tremendously from decanting prior to serving, but more significantly, from a minimum of five years of bottle age. Red berries, cassis, subtle leafy and cedar hints, a complex yet well- balanced and elegant palate, a fine structural tannin backbone, with lingering acidity and flavour.
The fruit was hand-picked, then meticulously sorted to select only the best berries for fermentation in three, small, open fermenters. The fermenters were gently plunged twice daily during fermentation, and left ‘on skins’ for a total of 25 days during maceration. The wine was matured in premium oak barriques, for 12 months, before bottling in June 2020.
Residual Sugar: 0.40g/L (dry)
Acidity: pH 3.26, Titratable Acidity 6.5g/L
Total Cases produced: 1456 x 6 packs (750ml)
Harvest Date: 22nd March 2019
Variety: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot
Oak: 100% Barriques – 30% new French