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HENSCHKE Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon, Eden Valley 1996

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HENSCHKE Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon, Eden Valley 1996

Cyril Henschke Cabernet is a beautifully perfumed wine with intense pure blackcurrant cedar meaty characters, fine-grained tannins and savoury, vanillin oak complexity. Fourth generation winemaker and visionary Cyril Henschke purchased this elevated 500 metre Eden Valley property on Cranes Range Road in the late 1960s. His son Stephen and Prue Henschke established the existing dry-grown single vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines in 1988. The well-exposed north-facing vineyard, farmed using organic and biodynamic principles, is planted on well-drained duplex soils; typically sandy loams over gravel and bedrock with patches of clay. After vinification in "headed down" open fermenters, the wine completes fermentation and is matured for 18 months in 60% new and 40% seasoned French oak.
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Cyril Henschke Cabernet is a beautifully perfumed wine with intense pure blackcurrant cedar meaty characters, fine-grained tannins and savoury, vanillin oak complexity. Fourth generation winemaker and visionary Cyril Henschke purchased this elevated 500 metre Eden Valley property on Cranes Range Road in the late 1960s. His son Stephen and Prue Henschke established the existing dry-grown single vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines in 1988. The well-exposed north-facing vineyard, farmed using organic and biodynamic principles, is planted on well-drained duplex soils; typically sandy loams over gravel and bedrock with patches of clay. After vinification in "headed down" open fermenters, the wine completes fermentation and is matured for 18 months in 60% new and 40% seasoned French oak.
  • Style: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage: 1996
  • Region: Eden Valley
  • Code: HCHCS
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Country: Australia

Region Eden Valley

The Eden Valley is a cool and elevated sub-region of the Barossa situated in the Barossa Range to the east, overlooking the Barossa Valley. Low water availabilty, high altitude and strong winds make site selection in the region very important . The vineyeard soils are derived from schistic and sedimentary rock and are comprised mostly of red clay and sandy, silty loams interspersed with schistic gravels. The Eden Valley is renowned for its floral talc scented Rieslings and vibrant fruit pure Shiraz. Cool climate Chardonnay also performs well as does Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Winery HENSCHKE

One of the great family wine dynasties, the Henschkes are custodians of some of Australia’s greatest single vineyards. Fifth generation, Stephen and his wife Prue have built upon the experience of previous generations, reinvigorating the vineyard and winery. In the process they have established themselves as a veritable first family of Australian wine. Stephen a trained biochemist is the winemaker and wife Prue the viticulturist. Over the years, Prue`s meticulous research and experimentation together with a commitment to organic and biodynamic viticulture have breathed new life into the vineyards. Best known as custodians of Australia’s greatest single vineyard wine Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz, Henschke also produces a portfolio of compelling premium wines displaying the Henschke signature of fruit purity and elegance.
ABN: 13 133 179 656
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