Karrawatta Single Vineyard Spartacus Cabernet Malbec Shiraz 2016
“Good fruit, good palate weight“ – Michael Fridjhon – Chairman of Judges 2018 & South African Judge
“Suave dark purple fruit Aus style. Posh. Mulberry. Lovely.” – Patrick Comiskey – American Judge
TROPHY – CLASS WINNER
CABERNET MALBEC SHIRAZ
Karrawatta has evolved from a passion and desire to make our own wines from vineyards that we own and manage. Our primary focus lies within the vineyard with minimal intervention in the winery. This approach allows our wines to reflect their sense of place and our philosophy on management which involves growing the best varieties suited to each region, low cropping levels, sensitive farming and conversion of our vineyards to organically farmed.
Our wines are produced from three contrasting and highly sought after vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. All vines are detail hand-pruned and the fruit selectively picked to nurture the wines from vineyard to glass.
All our wines reflect our sense of style, exhibiting intense flavours, elegance, complexity and harmony.
My best parcels of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec are selectively picked from low yielding old vines grown on premium dirt, just off the Angas River in Langhorne Creek. The three varieties are separately crushed, fermented and barrel-aged, to create richness, complexity and balance. This is a classic blend, combining the intensity of Shiraz, structure and great age-ability of Cabernet Sauvignon and powerful lift of Malbec. Expect concentrated, bold flavours and great length.