2016 Stage Door Wine Co. Full House Cabernet

Vineyard: Grown on a single estate vineyard (Avon Brae) in the High Eden region of the Barossa - 490m altitude. Cabernet wine grapes are ideal for the micro climate in Eden Valley. High altitude assists with slow ripening, acidity and concentrated fruit development; essential for long term cellaring.

Season: The dry weather and spring frosts proved challenging for the growing season ahead. December and early January was warm but rain was welcomed to freshen grape bunches and vine canopies. The Shiraz fruit ripened slowly with outstanding colour and aromas, delivering an exceptional vintage.

Wine making: NA

Appearance: Medium to dark purple

Aroma/Bouquet: Fragrant dark and black fruits with aromas of ripe blackberry, blackcurrant and perfumed mulberry. Nuances of spice are obvious featuring clove, star anise and nutmeg.

Palate: Medium-bodied with comforting blackberry and blackcurrant fruits featuring mulberry and redcurrant. Clove, nutmeg and cinnamon spice lie in the background, along with hints of liquorice, coffee espresso and dark chocolate. Fine savory tannin and acidity lead to a vibrant, energetic finish that lingers.

Food Pairing: Squid ink risotto, Lamb moussaka, Goat curry or vegetarian cannelloni.

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: 3.63

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: 497 dozen

Cellar potential: 10+ years

Wine maker: Kym Teusner

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