'The Three Graces' Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot 2007
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Tasting Notes

The ‘Three Graces’ is a classic Bordelais blend of three of the worlds most noble varieties. A classic lifted nose of blackcurrant cassis and cedar wood with hints of black olive, pepper, violets and tobacco. The palate is an integrated blend of flavours, svelte and seamless showing prominent blackcurrant fruit delicately interwoven with tobacco leaf, capsicum, black pepper and savoury French oak giving the wine an undeniable elegance and generous length.

Winemaking

Arriving in small individual crates the hand picked, uncrushed grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were pumped over daily spending a total of 7 days on skins at 22 - 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the individual parcels were matured separately for three months before being racked, blended and undergoing a further 15 months in French and American oak hogsheads. In order to retain maximum finesse and elegance the wine was bottled unfiltered.

Reviews
I'ts a cleverly constructed blend
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
Chateau Tanunda 2007The Three Graces$28Owner John Geber loves cricket and this wine is named for the sport’s legendary Grace brothers. It’s a cleverly constructed blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot that melds nicely with lashings of black fruit, spice and peppery characters, subtle oak and full, rounded tannins. Drink it with lamb casserole.
Gold Medal
Review by: 2010 - Berlin Wine Trophy

 

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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
46%Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
July 2009
% ALCOHOL
14 %
RESIDUAL SUGAR
0.9g/L
ACIDITY
6.90 g/L
pH
3.51
MATURATION
French Oak & American Oak
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Tasting Notes

The ‘Three Graces’ is a classic Bordelais blend of three of the worlds most noble varieties. A classic lifted nose of blackcurrant cassis and cedar wood with hints of black olive, pepper, violets and tobacco. The palate is an integrated blend of flavours, svelte and seamless showing prominent blackcurrant fruit delicately interwoven with tobacco leaf, capsicum, black pepper and savoury French oak giving the wine an undeniable elegance and generous length.

Winemaking

Arriving in small individual crates the hand picked, uncrushed grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were pumped over daily spending a total of 7 days on skins at 22 - 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the individual parcels were matured separately for three months before being racked, blended and undergoing a further 15 months in French and American oak hogsheads. In order to retain maximum finesse and elegance the wine was bottled unfiltered.

Reviews
I'ts a cleverly constructed blend
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
Chateau Tanunda 2007The Three Graces$28Owner John Geber loves cricket and this wine is named for the sport’s legendary Grace brothers. It’s a cleverly constructed blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot that melds nicely with lashings of black fruit, spice and peppery characters, subtle oak and full, rounded tannins. Drink it with lamb casserole.

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: 2010 - Berlin Wine Trophy

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2006 |  2008 |  2009 |  2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
46%Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
July 2009
% ALCOHOL
14 %
RESIDUAL SUGAR
0.9g/L
ACIDITY
6.90 g/L
pH
3.51
MATURATION
French Oak & American Oak
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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