Wine of The Month July 2019
2015 Oparina Padthaway Cab/Shiraz
Parcels of fruit were selected from our top producing Shiraz and Cabernet blocks and carefully handpicked before crushing into open fermenters. The use of 100% natural ferments has enhanced the flavours to create a unique combination of these two varieties. Fruit was basket pressed and matured in new French Oak for 18 months before bottling. It consists of 70% Cabernet, 30% Shiraz.
A full bodied yet fresh and vibrant wine, with round mouth-feel and firm tight finish.
Showing mulberry, dark chocolate aromas, with a touch of dried sage, this wine is perfect right now and will only improve with cellaring. (Sue Bell, Bellwether Wines)
Bottled: February 2017
Released: October 2018
Winemaker: Sue Bell
LUC: $19.55 per bottle/$234.60 per dozen (GST excl)
Sell price: $21.50 per bottle (GST Incl)
Retail: $30.00 (recommended)