Yalumba The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Yalumba The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine: The Menzies

Producer: Yalumba

Country: Australia

Region: Coonawarra

Vintage: 2013

Style: Red

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

ABV: 14%

Size: 75cl

Vegan

 

Notes: Deep & full depth of colour with a dark plum red hue. The bouquet leads with floral notes to the tangy scents of peppery spice. The palate is rich & powerful; red fruits & dark chocolate on a robust tannin framework. The finish is long, complex & well worth contemplating. A chargrilled rib-eye on the bone is an excellent food accompaniment.

Since 1987, the Hill-Smith family has counted itself amongst those fortunate enough to produce an estate grown Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. To own a vineyard upon that famous terra rossa soil over limestone is considered by many to be the holy grail for Cabernet Sauvignon purists. Experimentation, innovation, minimalist intervention & small batch winemaking has resulted in The Menzies’ reputation as one of the best wines of its type to emerge from the region – a wine of longevity, elegance & structure.

The Menzies is in the heart of Coonawarra terra rossa country. Most of the vines for Yalumba The Menzies were planted in 1985 & are trellised tall with wide rows. Bunches are usually small with small berries giving a concentration that favours the creation of full bodied reds.

 

Producer Info: Fiercely independent, extremely progressive & committed to looking after the land & its people, Yalumba acknowledges that the reputation of their wine is only as good as the next bottle a customer drinks.

In 1847 a 37-year-old brewer called Samuel Smith left his home in Wareham, Dorset with his wife Mary & their four children. Boarding a simple three-masted barque they left Plymouth & began the long & arduous journey to Australia, arriving in Port Adelaide. From there they trekked north to Angaston where Samuel took a job as a gardener. It was arguably this brave decision to start a new life in a remote & distant land, together with the hardship that they endured, that formed the strong sense of family unity that has been the bedrock of the family business ever since. In 1849 he started the wine farm that would grow over the next 5 generations to become one of Australia’s leading wineries, with a winemaking culture that is internationally recognised & respected. To embrace the native culture, Samuel decided to adopt a local name for his farm, calling it “Yalumba” meaning “all the country around’’ in the indigenous Peramangk language.

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Wine: The Menzies

Producer: Yalumba

Country: Australia

Region: Coonawarra

Vintage: 2013

Style: Red

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

ABV: 14%

Size: 75cl

Vegan

 

Notes: Deep & full depth of colour with a dark plum red hue. The bouquet leads with floral notes to the tangy scents of peppery spice. The palate is rich & powerful; red fruits & dark chocolate on a robust tannin framework. The finish is long, complex & well worth contemplating. A chargrilled rib-eye on the bone is an excellent food accompaniment.

Since 1987, the Hill-Smith family has counted itself amongst those fortunate enough to produce an estate grown Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. To own a vineyard upon that famous terra rossa soil over limestone is considered by many to be the holy grail for Cabernet Sauvignon purists. Experimentation, innovation, minimalist intervention & small batch winemaking has resulted in The Menzies’ reputation as one of the best wines of its type to emerge from the region – a wine of longevity, elegance & structure.

The Menzies is in the heart of Coonawarra terra rossa country. Most of the vines for Yalumba The Menzies were planted in 1985 & are trellised tall with wide rows. Bunches are usually small with small berries giving a concentration that favours the creation of full bodied reds.

 

Producer Info: Fiercely independent, extremely progressive & committed to looking after the land & its people, Yalumba acknowledges that the reputation of their wine is only as good as the next bottle a customer drinks.

In 1847 a 37-year-old brewer called Samuel Smith left his home in Wareham, Dorset with his wife Mary & their four children. Boarding a simple three-masted barque they left Plymouth & began the long & arduous journey to Australia, arriving in Port Adelaide. From there they trekked north to Angaston where Samuel took a job as a gardener. It was arguably this brave decision to start a new life in a remote & distant land, together with the hardship that they endured, that formed the strong sense of family unity that has been the bedrock of the family business ever since. In 1849 he started the wine farm that would grow over the next 5 generations to become one of Australia’s leading wineries, with a winemaking culture that is internationally recognised & respected. To embrace the native culture, Samuel decided to adopt a local name for his farm, calling it “Yalumba” meaning “all the country around’’ in the indigenous Peramangk language.

Sustainability is nothing new to Yalumba – it is simply a way of life. With more than 168 years of winemaking behind them, Yalumba understand the need to make the right choices for the environment, the local community & the wines. In the vineyard, Yalumba have a holistic approach to growing grapes. This is embodied in their ‘Vitis Programme’, which states a commitment to having minimal reliance on pesticides & maximum attention to environmental improvement.

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