Rowlee Block 2 Cabernet
The 2019 Block 2 Cabernet is part of the Rowlee range and represents the very best varietal selections from each vintage. Sourced from mature vineyards in New South Wales, these wines offer exceptional varietal definition and a unique sense of place which contributes to the personality of each wine.
This single vineyard Cabernet is grown on the Tumblong vineyard in Gundagai. The vineyard was planted in the early 90’s by Penfolds, who recognised the deep, iron stone rich soils and dry, warm climate would be the perfect location for Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.
A deep purple coloured wine with pungent aromas of plum, blackberry, violet and spearmint. It has a remarkable connection to the vineyard in its character offering subtle earthy, graphite characters. The exceptional and complex flavours have an elegant expression with outstanding varietal poise.
The fruit was harvested in March 2019 and immediately transported to the winery where it was de-stemmed to 7 tonne fermenters and cold soaked for 5 days. The fermentation took place for 10 days with pump overs twice a day. Following this, it was gently pressed off and transferred to French oak barriques and hogsheads. After 9 months of maturation the wine was blended and bottled.