Amadio 'White Label' Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Founded in 1936, the Amadio family is in their third generation of winemaking prestige. The estate vineyards are located at the southern border to Barossa Valley and the northern border of Adelaide Hills. This, in turn, provides an unmatched opportunity for hot days & cool nights; essential for developing acid in the grape. Highly awarded & acclaimed, Amadio works painstakingly to be as unobtrusive on their natural resources as possible- such as using rainwaters to fill their reservoirs for irrigation. Amadio even employs an army of close to 2000 sheep that roam the vineyards to assist with eating & clearing ground cover and providing natural fertilizers.
Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes: The wine is intense as it opens with ripe mulberry, hints of mint & tobacco leaf with overtones of cedar, cinnamon, and allspice. The finish is long but welcoming as it builds with each new sip and the tannins soften.
Pairings: Braised lamb shank, grilled ribeye, fire roasted root vegetables, and rich blue cheeses.
Winemaking: Whole berries are destemmed and crushed very gently to increase the berry flavors in the resultant wine. The wine is aged for 24 months in 20% new French oak & 80% old French oak. This Cabernet Sauvignon will drink well through 2038.
Case Production: 3,500 case/yr
Winemaker: Danniel Amadio