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2022 ‘Mother’s Ruin’ Cabernet Sauvignon

2022 ‘Mother’s Ruin’ Cabernet Sauvignon

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This well balanced expression of McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon is an ode to the ‘luncheon claret’. The fruit is from a vineyard with good breeding in the foothills of Blewitt Springs. This Cabernet has been made in a soft elegant, aromatic style. It has classic First Drop drinkability, so bottoms up!

VINTAGE 2022: Above-average winter rainfall initiated healthy bud burst and minimal irrigation was required as a result. Spring was also relatively cool & windy which lead to some prolific canopy growth in parts of vineyards but also uneven flowering in Cabernet.


The fruit is crushed/destemmed and fermented at temperatures ranging from 20- 25°C for 7 days on skins. The ferment is managed by a variety of techniques, including ‘aerative pump overs’ and ‘drain and returns’ which assist in extracting colour, flavour and tannin from the grapes. At the end of fermentation, it is drained/pressed, and transferred to 10% new French oak barriques, and the balance to 3 and 4 year old French oak hogsheads to undergo MLF. Post MLF, sulphur dioxide is added, and the wines mature sur lie for 12 months. 

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Gary Rogers
Mothers Milk

What a smooth blend love this, even my wife who does not drink a great deal, loves this drop.
Our favourite red for over 2 years.