'The Three Graces' Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot 2010
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Tasting Notes

The 'Three Graces' is a classic Bordelais blend of three of the world's 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 tabacco leaf, capsicum, black pepper and savoury French oak giving the wine an undeniable elegance and generous length.

 

Winemaking

Delivered in small bins the grapes were destemmed (separating berries from the stalks) and placed into 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 20 months in a mixture of French oak hogsheads & puncheons.

Reviews
Silver Medal
Review by: New Zealand International Wine Show, New Zealand International Wine Show
In 2012, 2122 entries were received from thirteen countries and a record 224 gold medals were awarded. The reason for the high percentage of gold medals is entirely due to the quality of the entries. In particular the wines sent in by Australian wineries were simply stunning. The team of judges had never encountered so many high quality, high profile wines on the judging table before. The judges also awarded 416 silver medals and 940 bronze. Medal results can be veiwed by clicking on the links on the left hand menu. Buy online
92 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
Excellent full red-purple; an unashamedly full-bodied example of the interaction of the Barossa with this blend, hand-picked, basket-pressed, unfiltered and unfined - but needed a light fining to bring out its remarkably good varietal fruit.
Gold Medal
Review by: China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
51% Cabernet, 27% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot
GROWING REGION
Barossa & Eden Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.8g/L
ACIDITY
7.58g/L
pH
3.39
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Three Graces
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Tasting Notes

The 'Three Graces' is a classic Bordelais blend of three of the world's 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 tabacco leaf, capsicum, black pepper and savoury French oak giving the wine an undeniable elegance and generous length.

 

Winemaking

Delivered in small bins the grapes were destemmed (separating berries from the stalks) and placed into 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 20 months in a mixture of French oak hogsheads & puncheons.

Reviews
Silver Medal

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: New Zealand International Wine Show, New Zealand International Wine Show
In 2012, 2122 entries were received from thirteen countries and a record 224 gold medals were awarded. The reason for the high percentage of gold medals is entirely due to the quality of the entries. In particular the wines sent in by Australian wineries were simply stunning. The team of judges had never encountered so many high quality, high profile wines on the judging table before. The judges also awarded 416 silver medals and 940 bronze. Medal results can be veiwed by clicking on the links on the left hand menu. Buy online

92 Points

Score: 92 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
Excellent full red-purple; an unashamedly full-bodied example of the interaction of the Barossa with this blend, hand-picked, basket-pressed, unfiltered and unfined - but needed a light fining to bring out its remarkably good varietal fruit.

Gold Medal
Review by: China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2006 |  2007 |  2008 |  2009 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
51% Cabernet, 27% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot
GROWING REGION
Barossa & Eden Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.8g/L
ACIDITY
7.58g/L
pH
3.39

 

 

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