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Balgownie Estate

2017 Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
New Vintage Release

The Estate Cabernet is one of the original wines of Balgownie estate, and is produced from vineyards planted almost 50 years ago at Maiden Gully outside Bendigo. The vineyard has provided excellent conditions throughout its long year history, producing sensational Cabernet since the first release in 1972. An impressive, rich and complex wine with depth, excellent balance and length of palate that is a memorable match with roast sirloin or a wine to cellar and savour with sixteen years bottle age.

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Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
16 - 18 years
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"Pop Balgownie Estate on your list of wineries to check out. With a foot rarely put wrong, winemaker Tony Winspear is making some smart wines from their Bendigo vineyards. This Cabernet is another winner in the range. This is a Cabernet that walks along humbly yet has an engaging personality. Restrained power the key. Layers of dark fruits and berries keep ticking away closely partnered by delicious savoury goodness and well handled oak. Soft and long, the finish just doesn't want to give up leaving a dusting of dark chocolate and cocoa like tannins as a parting gift. A wine that will age comfortably beyond a decade too. Great stuff. 92/100." QWines Review
Vineyard Notes
A beautiful warm growing season with excellent soil moisture levels throughout- great conditions for our Cabernet Sauvignon. Hand harvesting commenced in mid March and concluded at the end of the first week in April to ensure that fruit was harvested in optimal condition. Cropping levels were kept to 1.5 tonnes per acre to encourage flavour and intensity in the berries.
Winemaker Notes
The fruit was destemmed and crushed and was then pumped straight to small open vats for fermentation. A slow fermentation on skins over the next 14 to 20 days occurred with the number of pump overs and plunging kept to a minimum and to maintain the quality of the fruit. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barriques (30% new), and bottled without fining.
Food Pairing Notes
Traditional roast beef
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