The Hedonist Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
The fruit for the Hedonist Cabernet is grown biodynamically on our own vineyard situated in the Willunga foothills, McLaren Vale. Warm Summer days are cooled by evening sea breezes from St Vincent's Gulf, which lies a close proximity to the West. The soil is rich loam over clay with patches of underlying limestone, giving the wine a rich and fullness of pallet.
The 2009 Vintage was characteristically mild and dry through mid to late Summer allowing for small berries within intense color and flavor, giving high levels of ripe skin tannins. After gentle crushing, the must was pumped into traditional open fermenters with twice daily pumping over and hand plunging. Fermentation continued at up to 30 degrees Centigrade ensuring optimum extraction of long chain, soft tannins. This Cabernet was racked, fermentation was completed in oak. Maturation of the wine occurred in 70% new French and one year old American Oak.