MAX & ME - Boongarrie Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Eden Valley 2012
MAX & ME Cabernet Sauvignon Eden Valley 2012 is from our Boongarrie Estate ‘Top’ and ‘Bottom’ blocks, both East-facing and planted in 1998.
Cabernet is an under-rated beast in the Eden Valley! Harvesting was carried out in the cool of night, then winemaking comprised open fermenting in a grape bin with pigéage for maceration. A total of 8 days on skins. Elevage and maturation was in fine-grain French oak hogsheads for 12 months maturation prior to bottling.
Deep blood-red hue with a dark core, youthful colour spectrum still present.
Dark brooding red fruits, some cedar and a touch of tobacco leaf, fresh earth, leather.
Rich and textural cab; ripe, dark fruits and chocolate with leather and earthiness. Tertiaries just beginning to develop but dark chocolate and cassis still at the fore. The wine has thrown a light crust so a pre-service decant is recommended.
MAX & ME is small-batch wines and olive oil, centred on Boongarrie Estate, in the Eden Valley in the Central-East of the Barossa Ranges.
Phil & Sarah’s home, Boongarrie Estate, is a 120 hectare property in the Eden Valley, in the Barossa Ranges. The sedimentary soils are thin and underlain with rose quartz and siltstone; the landscape is undulating, studded with ancient redgums and rocky outcrops.
The elevation tempers the summer heat, and provides cool air flow during the nights, ideal for nuanced and mineral flavours in the wines.
On suitable sites within the property, 25 acres is planted to vineyard (half Shiraz and half Cabernet Sauvignon est. 1998), and a 10 acre Olive grove planted to Manzanilla Cacerena, Koroneiki and Kalamata (est 2002).
Vendor (Misc) / Vineyard (Wines): MAX & ME