2018

Single Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon

A pure example of the best that Coonawarra has to offer. It has a distinct 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.

The ‘Single Barrel’ Cabernet Sauvignon has alluring aromas of dark blackberry and cassis with distinctive notes of mint, eucalypt and classy cedar oak.

A defined presence on the palate with deep blackcurrants and black fruits. The wine has super fine tannins that hold the palate together; supportive and structured with a youthful fresh fruit finish lingering for an eternity.

$570.00 /6 pack

VARIETY

Cabernet Sauvignon

REGION

Coonawarra

VINTAGE

2018

ALCOHOL

14.5%

2018 vintage

Awards and Accolades

  • 5 Stars | Winestate Magazine
  • 96 Points | Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
  • 95 Points | Winepilot, Ray Jordan
  • 94 Points | Q Wine Review
  • 92 Points | The Wine Front, Mike Bennie

THE STORY

Behind the name

A single barrel was chosen from the 2018 Vintage which singularly captured the essence of the variety, region and the maker.

A Brand & Sons exclusive, only 300L / 30 dozen was produced.

THE STORY

Winemaking

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

Fermentation takes place in a five-tonne stainless steel fermenter which 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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