Hardly anyone was planting Cabernet in the Barossa when the Angas family was establishing their vineyards in the 1960s, so it’s no surprise it took until the late 1990s for the variety to find its way onto Hutton Vale Farm. Whilst it may have been a late starter, the quality of the fruit grown there suggests it has a long future in this part of the world.
The Cabernet block was planted in 1998 on a sloping five acre site, where the lean and tough environment dictates low yields – even by Hutton Vale Farm standards…frequently less than a tonne to the acre.
186 cases produced
Deep red in colour, the nose is distinctly Cabernet-like with mulberry and blackberry fruit, briary notes and hints of mint backed by French oak, pencil shavings, and wisps of violet. Juicy blackcurrant flavours on the palate are surrounded by velvety tannins, tobacco and spice notes. A long tannin/acid profile to finish is indicative of this wine’s aging potential.
Awards & Accolades
94 Points – 2021 Halliday Wine Companion