2015

Sanctuary Cabernet Sauvignon

A magnificent example of what the Coonawarra has to offer, with a distinctive intensity of both varietal and regional characters melded with a balance and harmony that belies its ability to be enjoyed for many years to come.

Intense dark berries throughout the palate with dark chocolate and plum, fine tannins and lingering acid hold together in perfect balance for an extended lingering finish.

$780.00 /6 pack

VARIETY

Cabernet Sauvignon

REGION

Coonawarra

VINTAGE

2015

ALCOHOL

14.5%

2015 vintage

Awards and Accolades

  • Top 100 Wine | The Gold Book, Rob Geddes MW
  • Double Gold Medal | 2018 China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Gold Medal | 2019 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
  • 97 Points | Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
  • 97 Points | Winepilot, Ray Jordan
  • 97 Points | Winepilot, Ken Gargett
  • 96 Points | Rob Geddes MW
  • 95 Points | The Real Review, Huon Hooke

THE STORY

Behind the name

The township of Coonawarra has been the Brand Family home for four generations, it is a place of natural beauty providing prosperity, peace and protection. Our sanctuary amongst the vines.

A celebration of Coonawarra, hand-picked from estate-grown vineyards and matured for 24 months in a selection of French and American oak. Only barrels of the highest quality were chosen as the embodiment of regional character with intensity and balance.

THE STORY

Winemaking

The fruit for the ‘Sanctuary’ is grown in the Brand family vineyards, where a specific section has been hand-tended for low yields over the last 10 years. Hand-picked with bunch selection only the most attractive berries make it to the winery.

Fermentation takes place in a 5-tonne stainless steel fermenter which it is drained down and pumped over three times per day. Additional hand-plunging is also undertaken to maximise colour and flavour. Fermented to around 2 Baume, the wine completes both its primary and malolactic fermentation in oak.

The wine is gently racked off lees several times during a 24-month maturation before each barrel is tasted and classified. Only a handful of barrels are chosen for the final blend, meeting the exacting specifications for this wine.

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