Georgie’s Walk Cabernet Sauvignon

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Production:

60% sourced from our ‘House on the Hill’ and ‘Horse Paddock’ Vineyards here in Stonewell and 40% from my brother Phil’s Central Range Vineyard in Eden Valley

Total production 2400 bottles

Philosophy:

When it comes to varietals and wine, deep down inside I reckon each one of us has a favorite; Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon is undoubtedly mine. It is as unique and distinctive as the more famous Shiraz, But for me, there is so much more going on. The flavour spectrum encompasses an absolute treasure box of liquorice, red and black summer berries, anise fennel spice box and chocolate. In my (biased) opinion, few things can match the poise of full flight Barossa Cabernet…

2010 was an absolutely cracking vintage! The hallmark of this year is a brightness of fruit, intensity of flavour and firmness of tannin that is bloody fantastic. The fruit for the 2010 Georgie’s Walk was 60% sourced from our ‘House on the Hill’ and ‘Horse Paddock’ Vineyards here in Stonewell and 40% from my brother Phil’s Central Range Vineyard in Eden Valley. I hand made 13 small open ferments ranging in size from 550Kg to 750Kg. Each batch was hand plunged three times a day during ferment before being basket pressed after a total of 25-32 days on skins. The wine was filled with full lees to a mix of new and seasoned American oak with a sprinkle of seasoned French oak for 36 months maturation. After final blending, 2400 bottles were filled of the 2010 Georgie’s Walk Cabernet Sauvignon. Team david Franz have as always finished the bottle with the hand printed love we would never let it leave home without.

Colour:

Rich and deep red with a brooding dark core

Nose:

Great Barossa Cabernet varietals- Piercing red berry and black currant over dark chocolate, liquorice savory leather and cedar notes. Plenty of fragrant dark fruits.

Palate:

Vibrant cassis and savory strap liquorice. Rich mid palate with gentle warmth and fine elegant tannins. Great length with a slathering of rich lingering chocolate flavours coating the mouth