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DOMAINE A Cabernet Sauvignon, Coal River Valley Tasmania 2003

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DOMAINE A Cabernet Sauvignon, Coal River Valley Tasmania 2003

Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon, which also includes a small percentage of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is a foil to the more opulent mainland styles. Violets, roses and blackcurrants pervade through the wine like an English country garden. The tannins are especially fine grained and there is a beautiful freshness and mineral quality on the palate. The parcels of fruit are batch vinified in stainless steel tanks before maturation in 100% new oak for between two and three years.
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Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon, which also includes a small percentage of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is a foil to the more opulent mainland styles. Violets, roses and blackcurrants pervade through the wine like an English country garden. The tannins are especially fine grained and there is a beautiful freshness and mineral quality on the palate. The parcels of fruit are batch vinified in stainless steel tanks before maturation in 100% new oak for between two and three years.
  • Style: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Region: Coal River Valley, Tasmania
  • Code: DACS
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Country: Australia

Region Coal River Valley, Tasmania

Located north east of Hobart, the Coal River Valley lies in a rain shadow and is curiously one of Australia’s driest wine regions.The area has a distinct maritime climate with a long growing season.Vineyards are planted on a range of sandstone and alluvial soils and are largely protected from wind. Owing to low rainfall in the area, supplementary irrigation is often required.

Winery DOMAINE A

Against the backdrop of Richmond Tier lies the small vineyard estate and landmark winery of Domaine A. First established in 1973, Stoney Vineyard is the oldest in Tasmania's Coal River Valley. Swiss couple and former IBM executive Peter and Ruth Althaus purchased and expanded the vineyard in 1990 after an extensive worldwide search for ideal cool climate terroir. The Althaus ambition in Australia (hence the name Domaine A) was to make elegant wines of definition, character and difference. The vineyard is planted on alluvial sandy loams over black cracking clays and hard Jurassic dolorite, ancient protrusions of solidified magma. The well-drained 20 hectare northwest-facing Stoney Vineyard, anchored in an ancient petrified forest of doloritic bedrock, wraps along the haunches of the ‘Richmond Tier’ taking full advantage of the early morning to evening sunshine. The overall winemaking philosophy is as uncompromising as it is simple: “Let the fruit talk”. Ripeness is achieved most years i
Against the backdrop of Richmond Tier lies the small vineyard estate and landmark winery of Domaine A. First established in 1973, Stoney Vineyard is the oldest in Tasmania's Coal River Valley. Swiss couple and former IBM executive Peter and Ruth Althaus purchased and expanded the vineyard in 1990 after an extensive worldwide search for ideal cool climate terroir. The Althaus ambition in Australia (hence the name Domaine A) was to make elegant wines of definition, character and difference. The vineyard is planted on alluvial sandy loams over black cracking clays and hard Jurassic dolorite, ancient protrusions of solidified magma. The well-drained 20 hectare northwest-facing Stoney Vineyard, anchored in an ancient petrified forest of doloritic bedrock, wraps along the haunches of the ‘Richmond Tier’ taking full advantage of the early morning to evening sunshine. The overall winemaking philosophy is as uncompromising as it is simple: “Let the fruit talk”. Ripeness is achieved most years in this marginal climate because of abundant sunshine and prevailing warm, dry, northern winds during the growing season.
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