• 2020 Poppelvej Panacea

2020 Poppelvej Panacea

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Paeroa, Sommerville, McLaren Vale
Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Cabernet Franc 15%
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Cabernet Sauvignon from Paeroa vineyard in McLaren Vale, SA. Paeroa
is a Maori word meaning ‘long ridge’. Organically grown (uncertified).
Soils are ironstone over clay. A sunny vineyard based in the Willunga
foothills cooled by winds off the Gulf St. Vincent a few kilometres
away. Cabernet Franc from Sommerville vineyard in McLaren Vale.
planted in 2001 to cracking black clay soils. Both vineyards are
farmed organically but are not certified.
The season began with good winter rainfall, followed by a mild start
to spring. Total rainfall was below average, which restrained vigour
a little. November was extremely cool and some welcome rain helped
canopy growth. However, flowering time was prolonged. Summer arrived
on 17 December with four days in a row over 40°C. This triggered the
end of shoot growth in the vines, and they directing energy into berry
development. January saw above average rainfall and below average
temperatures. Some lovely rain in early February when vines were well
into veraison and the rain pumps up the berries a little. Cool nights
in the final ripening period. - Duncan Kennedy (Shortened).
Hand-picked Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) and Cabernet Franc (15%).
Destemmed with whole berries retained for whole-berry wild ferment.
Then pressed to a mix of old and new (15%) French oak old for 18-
months maturation. Unfined and unfiltered.
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