The Oxford Landing Vineyard was established in1958 on the banks of the majestic Murray River in South Australia. It’s an idyllic place, distinguished by clear blue skies, rich red soil and is abundant in golden sunshine – the perfect environment for growing grapes with vibrant, fruity flavours.
This luscious Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz is rich in plum and blackberry fruitiness.
With drought conditions persisting throughout the growing season, significant rainfall in January caused both welcome relief and concern for disease potential. Fortunately damage was minimal with canopies drying quickly and little impact on fruit quality. Yields, particularly for red varieties, were well below average because of the drought, leading to accelerated berry ripening. This called for quick decision making in the vineyard to ensure fruit was picked at optimum flavour development. The end result is a wine with excellent depth of colour, weight and tannin structure.
The result is a wine that is deep crimson in colour with lifted blackberry, plum and cedar aromas with hints of eucalypt and violets. Dark berry fruits, fruit pastille flavours and savoury spice give this wine a rich, mouthfilling palate which is complemented by lingering tannins. Generous flavour length completes this Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz.
Fermentation was carried out in a combination of static and rotary fermenters under warm temperature conditions. This creates a good balance between extracting the appropriate tannin for wine structure and retaining fruit drive and aromatics.
Expertise | Oxford Landing Cabernet / Shiraz 2018
- 13,5 %
- 6,5 g/L
- Residual sugar
- Closure Type
- 0,75 L bottles
- goes well with
- Lammfilet mit Kräuterkruste, Rinderbraten mit Rotwein-Schalottensauce,
- package size
enjoy at 16-18°C, barrique style (6 months), stock 3 - 4 years from vintage,
Winery | Oxford Landing
- Mundus Vini: Silber Medaille