Understudy Cabernet Sauvignon
Story: No second fiddle, the Understudy is a stylistic contrast to our Rifle & Hunt Cabernet.
Vintage: The 2019 growing season started with mild weather and below average rainfall. Some late spring rain provided a bit of relief from the dry conditions. A heatwave in January was luckily too early in the ripening cycle to cause any damage to the fruit. This was followed by a very mild and dry finish to the vintage, allowing good hang time and flavour development to the smaller than average crop.
Nose: The nose offers subtle aromas of plums and dried herbs with a hint of spice in the background.
Palate: The palate is tasty and rich with plums and spice, complemented by elegant, smooth tannins and a tight, lingering finish.
Food Pairings: Try with a marinated lamb and chargrilled vegetable pizza with goat cheese and rosemary.
Oak Maturation: 15% new French hogsheads for 18 months.
Cellaring: Drink now to 2029
|Alc: 14.5%||TA: 6.60g/L|
|pH: 3.45||RS: 0.4g/L|