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South Australian 'Organic' Cabernet Merlot 2014


Branded Price
$25 44% off
44% off
Bottled Price
$14.00
Case Price
$168.00
 
 
Description

This South Australian Organic Cabernet Merlot 2014 has a very intense nose on cherry, earthy note with chocolate and coffee. The palate has good body and smooth mouthfeel together with intense cherry and toasted coffee beans.  A superb organic and vegan friendly red blend. 
 
The winery that produces this wine is one of Australia’s one 100 percent organic and carbon neutral wine producers. Their wines have been preservative free for over 10 years and they strongly believe in sustainable and demand a standard that shores up their bright, clear agricultural future by saying no to the use of any synthetic chemicals throughout our grape-growing, and wine-making processes. 

It’s all natural all the way when it comes to management of the vineyards. You’ll find these happy soil patches in Langhorne Creek, Eden Valley and Loxton, playing host to fruit honored by handling it as little as possible during the winemaking process.  

The winery is very proud that producing top quality organic wines can be done and they are doing it, with yields comparable to other non-organic wineries in the area. The nutrients used at the vineyard hail in part from compost but also by growing cover crops of legumes (for nitrogen) and cereals (for organic matter). The winery try’s its best to simply leave the vine to do its thing, to honor the process by keeping it simple and reducing cultivation as much as possible. To that end, the cover crop is rolled or slashed and thrown under vine. 

At the winemaking team’s discretion, they mulch under the vine row and at other times, they cultivate. Fungal diseases are handled using Ecocarb (an organic alternative to fungicide) and vegetable oil and insect pests are food for predators. The native vegetation surrounding the vineyards provide habitats for many of them. 

In the final stages of wine making no animal derived products are used for finning the wine hence you can be confident this wine is also vegan friendly.

The end note? The dedication to sustainable practices isn’t only for the earth. The wines this producer makes and love are bright, well-balanced, and kind to your body.

Comments from Our Wine Buyer: Finally, we have a hold of some Organic wines. Our customers have been asking for them for years and we have finally found not only the right supplier but organic and vegan friendly wines of exceptional quality. This Cabernet merlot is bursting with flavours of cherry, chocolate and coffee. It is smooth and well-rounded with exceptional oak integration after treatment for 18 months in French Oak hogs head. A superb organic red wine and a phenomenal price at $14.00 per bottle.

Variety:
Cabernet Merlot
Alcohol Content:
14.1
Serving Suggestion:
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Awards / Medal:
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Wine Notes
Colour:
Deep dark red
Bouquet:
Very intense nose on cherry, earthy note with chocolate and coffee
Palate:
Good body and smooth mouthfeel. Intense cherry and toasted coffee beans
Oak Treatment:
18 months aged in French Hogshead
Source/Region:
Langhorne Creek, Eden Valley & Loxton - South Australia
Cellaring Potential:
Drinking well now - Good for 5-7 years cellaring. Stelvin Cap Closure.

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