The Estate-grown grapes for this 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon come from the Redwind Vineyard that the Shirvingtons planted on red and black clay over limestone soil in 1996. Sustainable farming practices are used in all Shirvington vineyards. The 2011 Vintage was disease free for the southern part of McLaren Vale even though it was a very wet and cool growing season. This led to a small crop of extremely high-quality fruit. The wine was 100% barrel fermented and aged for 19 months in 90%
French and 10% American oak, 100% was new oak.
The owners of Shirvington (Lynne and Paul), in close collaboration with their viticulturist and winemaker, have been making the highest quality wines from McLaren Vale since the release of their 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, which was awarded “wine of the year” at the prestigious McLaren Vale Wine Show and received a 94 rating from Wine Advocate. None of their vintages since have garnered ratings in the major wine publications below 90.
This wine is ideally served at room temperature with red meats and hearty dishes.
PRODUCER: PB & CM Shirvington
REGION: McLaren Vale
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon