McClaren Vale, South Australia
Our Hanna’s Hill red shows the best of Frankland River in this marvellous blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Not only co-fermented, the parcels of fruit are also picked together so there’s integration of the two varieties from the beginning. Once fermenting in the winery, there’s frequent pump-overs to ensure maximum colour & flavour extraction from the skins. After pressing out, the wine was put to barrel in a mixture of new and older French oak for 10 months maturation before blending and bottling.
A deep dark crimson with a purple red hue.
Rich aromas of dark berry fruits and dark plum, a hint of violet with some complexing savoury notes from the period of oak maturation.
This is a well flavoured and well-structured wine; it’s distinctively rich, black berry and dark plum fruit flavours are beautifully balanced by the well-integrated oak and the drying tannins. The depth of vibrant fruit means it can be enjoyed young while also having the structure to reward further cellaring.
Beautiful drinking now and over the next 6 years or so.