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Nugan Alcira Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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Country: Australia
Winery: Nugan
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
UPC Code: 831881000359
Tasting Notes:

At time of bottling, brooding purple in appearance, with vibrant hues. Enticing aromas of blackcurrant and mulberry melded with hints of mint, leather, cedar and allspice. The palate displays intense flavours of dark plum and vibrant cassis fruit with velvety tannins.

Winemaker Notes:

Our Nugan Estate range celebrates single vineyard varietals grown in prominent Australian viticultural regions most suitable for their vinification. The Alcira vineyard sits on the northern end of the Coonawarra’s famous “terra rossa” strip known for producing some of the world finest Cabernet Sauvignon.

This single vineyard parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon was mechanically harvested in the cool of the night and delivered to Nugan Estate winery for destemming and cold maceration for 48 hours at 10° C. Whole berry primary fermentation took place in small static fermenters at 24°C, with a specialized yeast strain that enhances berry fruit and minimizes vegetative notes. The wine remained on skins for 14 days, undergoing a slow fermentation with manual pump overs prior to pressing to French and American oak hogshead for 16 months maturation.

Soil types: Red and brown clay loam, over limestone. Aspect of Vineyard: South – north running row orientation with small amount of fall in direction. Soil Nutrition: Low – Moderate fertility, slightly alkaline, good levels of Calcium and Iron.

Climate: Coastal influenced, warm summer days with cool – mild nights, moderate – high rainfall Clone

Planted: Reynella, CW44. Rootstock: Own roots.

Trellis System: Single wire, sprawling system, without manual manipulation. Planting Distance: 3.4m x 2.1m.

Irrigation: Drip irrigation. Harvest Dates: Typically, mid-April.