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PLANTAGENET Cabernet Sauvignon, Great Southern 1978

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PLANTAGENET Cabernet Sauvignon, Great Southern 1978 PLANTAGENET Cabernet Sauvignon, Great Southern 1978

PLANTAGENET Cabernet Sauvignon, Great Southern 1978

PLANTAGENET Cabernet Sauvignon, Great Southern
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PLANTAGENET Cabernet Sauvignon, Great Southern
  • Style: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage: 1978
  • Region: Great Southern
  • Code: PCSA
  • Appellation: Western Australia
  • Country: Australia

Region Great Southern

Great Southern, is Western Australia’s coolest wine-growing region. The first experimental vineyard was planted in the late 1960s at Forest Hill. Successful trials encouraged Tony Smith of Plantagenet Wines to plant the first commercial vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz in 1968. The climate across this vast region is incredibly varied with the south more maritime influenced becoming more continental further inland. As a result, there is notable variationof temperatures in the growing season particularly around Mount Barker and Franceankland River. Inland vineyards are generally located on higher elevations above the salty water table. The soil types are derived Franceom granitic and gneissic rock, mostly laterite gravelly loams or sandy loams. Great Southern is best known for classically structured Cabernet Sauvignon and peppery Shiraz, whilst Riesling thrives in the sub-regions of Franceankland River and Mount Barker.

Winery PLANTAGENET

Langton’s Selections ^4 Plantagenet Shiraz, Plantagenet Cabernet Sauvignon When original proprietor Tony Smith, a member of the prominent British bookselling family, established a sheep farm in the very isolated Great Southern region of Western Australia it took a few years for him to realise that the future was in ultra-fine wine rather than ultra-fine wool. The vineyards are the oldest in the Mount Barker sub-region producing extraordinarily high quality fruit. The heart of Plantagenet Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the original old vines planted in 1968 at Bouverie. A portion of Merlot and younger Cabernet Franc material is blended in the wine to give mid-palate richness. The wine is batch vinified in static fermenters with regular pumping over. At dryness, the wine is allowed an extended maceration on skins to polymerise and resolve tannin structure. Some of the batches are partially barrel fermented to achieve further complexity. The wines are aged for approximately 2 years
Langton’s Selections ^4 Plantagenet Shiraz, Plantagenet Cabernet Sauvignon When original proprietor Tony Smith, a member of the prominent British bookselling family, established a sheep farm in the very isolated Great Southern region of Western Australia it took a few years for him to realise that the future was in ultra-fine wine rather than ultra-fine wool. The vineyards are the oldest in the Mount Barker sub-region producing extraordinarily high quality fruit. The heart of Plantagenet Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the original old vines planted in 1968 at Bouverie. A portion of Merlot and younger Cabernet Franc material is blended in the wine to give mid-palate richness. The wine is batch vinified in static fermenters with regular pumping over. At dryness, the wine is allowed an extended maceration on skins to polymerise and resolve tannin structure. Some of the batches are partially barrel fermented to achieve further complexity. The wines are aged for approximately 2 years in a combination of new, first and second year old French oak. By the time the wine has been bottled, Plantagenet Cabernet Sauvignon has been aged in approximately 30% to 50% new oak. This extraordinarily well-made wine expresses the riper spectrum of Cabernet Sauvignon with bright cassis aromas, underlying oak, ripe, fine-grained tannins and high concentration. The Shiraz (first vintage 1974) is a definitive Great Southern style and derives principally from the estate’s cool climate vineyards Bouverie and Wyjup and the warmer sited Charleston Vineyard. The wine is matured in 40% new and old French oak for a period of 16-18 months. Plantagenet, now owned by WA based family owned Lionel Samson Group, has established a very fine reputation for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. However, it has a moderate profile on the secondary market. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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ABN: 13 133 179 656
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ABN: 13 133 179 656 New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: Victoria Liquor Control Reform Act 1998: It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $17,000), for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700). License Number: 32055289