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Mitchell Sevenhill Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (Clare Valley)

Mitchell Sevenhill Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (Clare Valley)

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Mitchell Sevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic. It shows strong primary fruit on the nose, with overtones of dusty new French oak aromas. The palate is full flavoured with cassis and blackcurrant, a dry mouth feel with firm tannins through to the finish. The essential ingredients - fruit, oak, acidity and tannins - are present in the right proportions. The result is an elegant wine of great power.

Wine Specifications

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Size: 750mL

Region: Clare Valley

ABV: 13%

Vintage: 2017

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Winery & Vintage Info

A late start to the growing season due to cool and wet weather, the wettest year since 2000 with 1000mm of rain. This led to a later start for vintage. The vines were in great condition with strong canopies and fruit was of a high quality across the board.

The juice for the Mitchell Sevenhill Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 vintage was fermented mostly in small open slate tanks, before being hand plunged with a significant portion given extended maceration on skins for 40 days. The wine was aged in small French oak barrels for 24 months before being bottled without filtration.

Moving his family in 1949 to a mix-use farm in Clare, Peter McNicol Mitchell worked the land with a dairy, orchard and a small underdeveloped patch of vineyard. Days were long and Mitchell family didn’t have the luxury of modern technology or machinery to streamline the farming and viticulture processes.

Peter McNicol Mitchell’s son, Andrew, grew up experiencing the highs and lows of farm life firsthand, the perfect seasons that grew full and healthy vines and the summers with long, hard droughts. With farming and viticulture in his blood, Andrew Mitchell was destined to follow in his father’s footsteps. In 1975 he took over the family farm, establishing Mitchell Wines and continuing in his father’s legacy.

Andrew grasped the traditional methods implemented by his father while throwing himself into learning the ins and outs of both traditional and modern winemaking. His studies took him around the world, learning about different techniques, styles and approaches, feeding his insatiable appetite for knowledge. He implemented his newfound learning’s to Mitchell wines and with his wife, Jane, by his side; they became a recognised and highly respected duo in the South Australian wine industry.

A wine of history and consistency, the Sevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in the old-fashioned claret style with the opulent fruit sourced from the vineyard that surrounds the family homestead A sentimental favourite, this is a wine that will only get better with age and will reward those who show patience and planning. Winery Notes

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