Rifle & Hunt Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Story: Rifle and Hunt sounds like the beginning of a tale from an early hunting expedition, but the story is really not that complicated. It’s more like directions rather than a name, with the Pertaringa property being on the corner of Rifle Range and Hunt Roads in McLaren Vale!
Vintage: The 2018 growing season started slowly, but warmer weather eventually helped to speed things up. Fruit set throughout the region was good and the low rainfall and warm weather from January to April resulted in great sugar development, while a cooler than average March offered ideal night temperatures for colour and flavour development.
Nose: The nose is rich and earthy with blackcurrants, redcurrants, dried herbs and a hint of spice.
Palate:The palate is elegant and complex with luscious berry flavours, followed by excellent structure and a long finish.
Food Pairings: Try with slow cooked lamb shanks with truffle-infused polenta.
Oak Maturation: 30% new French oak for 20 months.
Cellaring: Drink now to 2030
|Alc: 15%||TA: 7.12g/L|
|pH: 3.45||RS: 0.5g/L|