Mitchell Sevenhill Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Clare)
A classic Clare Valley Cabernet. The bouquet is an arrangement of customary cabernet varietal characteristics, with hints of blackcurrant, tobacco and a touch of violet perfume brought to life in harmony with a subtle overlay of Clare Valley mint. The mature cabernet fruit flavours are lifted at the front palate and are sustained through the fine bodied, long palate that leads to a silky smooth, dry tannin finish. As this Cabernet Sauvignon enters its best drinking years, this wine’s track record confirms its long life ahead. – Winemakers Notes
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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