2020 Bobar Cabaret

This tiny parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon was planted in the late 1980’s, fifty metres to the south of the Bobar Chardonnay vines. Facing east and tucked hard into the base of the Christmas Hills, it is protected and hidden with a fertile ‘garden of Eden’ energy. The wines from these mature vines have an ease, balance and poise, possessing depth and intensity without weight or undue effort. The freshly harvested and uncrushed bunches of Cabernet Sauvignon were placed directly into small open fermenters for 3 weeks carbonic maceration. After pressing the ferments were allowed to finish in old oak casks before maturation during winter and spring. It was racked and bottled without the addition of sulphur dioxide in December 2021. Alcohol – 11.5% Titratable acidity – 6.1g/L pH – 3.50 Total sulphur dioxide – 32mg/L Residual sugar – 0.11g/L Volatile acidity – 0.68g/L The 2019/20 season varied a lot, a real mixed bag. A wet winter and cool sunny spring was followed by a warm and dry start to summer, conditions that that promoted fabulous healthy vine growth but unfortunately low yields. Mild sunny days leading up to harvest kept the vines fresh and vital, the cool and complex season reflected in its pure, crisp and complex wines.

Product Number: 7
Wine Producer: Bobar
Vintage: 2020
Region / Appellation: Yarra Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Colour: Red
Wine Style: Still
RRP Bottle Price (£): 48
Is this wine new to the UK?: Yes