Barossa Tower Cabernet Merlot 2011
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Tasting Notes

This blend is sourced from five of our loyal growers with vineyards in the Barossa-sub regions of Bethany, Krondorf and Tanunda. It is this tapestry of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our house style of Barossa Cabernet Merlot with lifted aromas of black cherry, blackcurrant and plum accompanied by chocolate and dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in both new and seasoned oak barrels.

 

Winemaking

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 18 months in French oak hogsheads (300l). 

Reviews
3 1/2 STARS
Review by: Tony Love, taste.com.au
Not a blend you might normally associate with the Barossa Valley, but obviously the region has plenty of worthy varietal options. The blackberry, plum, and chocolate notes all marry well, the palate is well-balanced, juicy and finely coated with just enough grip. It all works well and is a great buy.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars 'Decent drop'

Value: AbsolutelyFood: CheesesMore information: chateautanunda.com for the fulle article click here: http://www.taste.com.au/news+features/articles/6249/understanding+wine+blends
Berlin Wine Trophy 2013

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
67% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot
GROWING REGION
Barossa
DATE BOTTLED
September 2012
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.10g/l
ACIDITY
6.50g/L
pH
3.58
MATURATION
New & Seasoned French oak
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Tasting Notes

This blend is sourced from five of our loyal growers with vineyards in the Barossa-sub regions of Bethany, Krondorf and Tanunda. It is this tapestry of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our house style of Barossa Cabernet Merlot with lifted aromas of black cherry, blackcurrant and plum accompanied by chocolate and dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in both new and seasoned oak barrels.

 

Winemaking

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 18 months in French oak hogsheads (300l). 

Reviews
3 1/2 STARS

Score:
Review by: Tony Love, taste.com.au
Not a blend you might normally associate with the Barossa Valley, but obviously the region has plenty of worthy varietal options. The blackberry, plum, and chocolate notes all marry well, the palate is well-balanced, juicy and finely coated with just enough grip. It all works well and is a great buy.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars 'Decent drop'

Value: AbsolutelyFood: CheesesMore information: chateautanunda.com for the fulle article click here: http://www.taste.com.au/news+features/articles/6249/understanding+wine+blends

Berlin Wine Trophy 2013

Score: Silver Medal

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2008 |  2010 |  2012 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
67% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot
GROWING REGION
Barossa
DATE BOTTLED
September 2012
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.10g/l
ACIDITY
6.50g/L
pH
3.58
MATURATION
New & Seasoned French oak

 

 

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