Auld Family Wines 'Strawbridge' Cabernet Sauvignon
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Langhorne Creek, SA
Not all heroes wear capes. Some come in bottles. Cabernet is the varietal hero of the Langhorne Creek region. Easy and aromatic, Auld gave this one 14 days on skins to really ramp up the intensity. It’s got typhoon lock-in written all over it.
When it comes to wine families, Sam and Jock Auld are the real deal. It’d be hard not to become a vino obsessive when your Barossa Valley upbringing meant dried grape seeds cushioning falls from the monkey bars and early morning pruning as teens. But given their pioneering great-grandfather planted some of SA’s very first vines, it was written. If the Auld family name had been used consistently for the last six generations, it might be as renowned as Penfolds. But as one of the ‘in crowd’, we’re kind of pleased it isn’t.
FROM THE WINEMAKER"This exciting Langhorne Creek Cabernet has good fruit weight upfront of blackberry and earthy notes, with firm chewy tannins, red berry and dark chocolate lingers. Harvested grapes were crushed straight into open fermenters. During peak fermentation the juice was pumped over four times daily to increase the extraction of colour, flavour, tannins and aromas from the solids, as well as aerating the fermenting wine. After spending 14 days on skins intensify the characteristics, the wine was firstly settled then racked into oak for 12 months."
FOOD MATCHINGCan handle a far bit of richness, so don’t hold back on the intensity if that’s your jam. Makes a ripper match for lamb. Try a gnocchi lamb ragu or slow-roasted shoulder and get back to us when you descend from heaven.
RATINGIntrigued to get your thoughts…
High quality wine at a great price. Perfect for a special occasion!