Nugan Estate Riverina, Stomper's Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl
"My mother can be can intimidating person and there's a few blokes that still wish they'd never given her a hard time. That said, our one vineyard manager named Stomper seems to have found a way to sidestep her wrath with his seemingly carefree attitude. We call him Stomper because the whole building shakes when he walks in, and he leaves mud everywhere because he's too lazy to wipe his feet. And he keeps doing it!"
"Our cabernet vineyard requires more work than the shiraz and it’s become a favourite for the birds as the bunches ripen. Stomper has his hands full indeed. We work hard to stress the soils and slow down the ripening of the cabernet because it helps achieve the flavours we like so much. Darren Owers our winemaker, reckons our cabernet is the best in the region and praises Stomper for the work he does in the vineyard. Our fruit is destemmed and pressed before going through a lengthy cold soaking. After fermentation, we macerate on the skins for about 10 days to extract soft tannins and deep, rich flavours. There’s never any short cuts on the barrel program and this wine sees only French oak, of which 25% is new. Since there are several different parcels on the vineyard and they’re always kept separate throughout the entire process, putting the final blend together takes several days and is a major team effort."
Dense purple with youthful garnet hues. Aromas of sweet berry fruits entwined with milk chocolate and allspice. Intense flavours of blackcurrant and plum with soft supple tannins beautifully melded with subtle oak accompaniment.
FOOD MATCH: Perfect with red meat dishes such as slow roasted lamb shanks or seared venison.
- Cabernet Sauvignon