Majella, The Musician Cabernet, Shiraz, Coonawarra, Australia, 2019
Majella are an absolute stalwart within our portfolio and regarded as one of Coonawarra’s, if not Australia’s, best producers with an abundance of awards to support this.
However, the effusive Brian ‘Prof’ Lynn would never brag. Self-depreciating to the end, he describes himself as the humble custodian of top quality vineyards on world-famous ‘terra rossa’ soils. Every step of production is engineered with sustainability in its heart. This combined with the immense talent of winemaker Bruce Gregory, has been the magic on which Majella’s reputation has been built; with their sparkling Shiraz reaching cult like status on both sides of the globe and their impeccable Cabernet Sauvignon listed in Langton’s Classification of Australia’s Best Wines.
Coonawarra lies only 60 miles inland, exposed to a maritime climate, with dry and moderately cool summers. Persistent cloud cover generally moderates the ripening period temperatures. The 'Terra Rossa' of Coonawarra is Australia's most famous soil, renowned for its affinity with Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
Primary fermentation was in 10 tonne stainless steel static fermenter's pumped over twice daily and 20 tonne rotory fermenter's, with some parcels finished in new and second use French oak hogsheads.
6 to 10 Months
Type: French and American Hogsheads
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 10
Vibrant, unmistakably Coonawarra to smell and taste although it is a light style of red showing fresh berry and spice with a soft finish.
Great with BBQ's, pizza and red meat.
Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Trophy - Best Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Blend. Dec 2021.
Cabernet Sauvignon 67%
12 x 75cl