2016 Sorby Adams Reverend Canon

Barossa - Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz Blend

Background: In honor of Simon's great uncle The Reverend Canon R.K. Sorby Adams OBE was the Anglican Minister at St. Hugh’s Church in the town of Angaston (1956 – 1960).

Vineyards: N/A

Season:The 2016 vintage had a dry start through the winter, followed by a warm spring. This encouraged flowering to begin with a high expectation of flowers developing into fruit set. Minimal disease pressure was a positive but challenging with the summer season; dry and extremely hot. By the end of December some rain was received with a decent rainfall in March. The vintage harvest was earlier than expected but given the warm and dry season was a relief to grapevines; in particular old dry grown vines. 

Wine making: NA

Appearance: Brick red

Aroma/Bouquet: Rich complex aromas displaying dark berries, liquorice, chocolate and cherry.

Palate: Blackberry, cassis, plum and dark cherry are supported by hints of pepper, spice, licorice, chocolate and espresso.

Food Pairing:  Braised Venison with red wine sauce, puree cannelloni beans with grilled salmon fillet or a regional selection of cheese and dried fruits.

Alcohol: 14%

pH: 3.54

Acidity: 7.38g/L

Residual Sugar: 3.4 g/L

Production: NA

Cellar potential: 15+ years

Wine maker: Simon Adams

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