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JACOB'S CREEK St. Hugo (2002 to 2011) 2002

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JACOB'S CREEK St. Hugo (2002 to 2011) 2002

Bottled as Orlando St Hugo from the first release in 1980 until 2001. In 2002 this iconic wine changed name and was bottled as Jacob's Creek St Hugo until 2011. Since 2012 the wine is simply labelled as St Hugo.
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Bottled as Orlando St Hugo from the first release in 1980 until 2001. In 2002 this iconic wine changed name and was bottled as Jacob's Creek St Hugo until 2011. Since 2012 the wine is simply labelled as St Hugo.
  • Style: Red
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Region: Coonawarra
  • Code: OJCREH
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Country: Australia

Region Coonawarra

Coonawarra

The first vines were planted in Coonawarra by John Riddoch in 1890, however it was not until the renewed interest in table wine production in the 1950's that Coonawarra was brought into the limelight. Located almost 380 km southeast of Adelaide, Coonawarra is today one of the most famous red wine regions in Australia. Its weathered limestone terra rossa soils, avaibility of water and relatively cool maritime climate make it a unique viticultural region. Extremely flat and unprotected, Coonawarra is exposed both to the swinging influences of the cool Great Southern Ocean and hot, dry northerly winds. Spring frosts also pose a major threat with the potential to wipe out entire crops. Mechanical harvesting is widely employed in the region although smaller producers prefer to tend their vines by hand. Coonawarra is best known for classically-styled Cabernet Sauvignon, although in good years, Shiraz from the region is also very compelling.