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Rich, Huge Concetration / 91pts Tanzer

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I have been a huge fan of Cascabel’s wines for some 12 years now. A small, hands on independent family run winery with some of the finest vineyards on the slopes of the Sellicks Hill Range at the Southern end of the of the hugely sought after McLaren Vale appellation of Australia, home to some of the country’s greatest wines. Production is small and hands on and all is done to make the absolute finest quality at reasonable prices. Duncan Ferguson and Susana Fernandez are both very qualified winemakers and have extensive winemaking experience in Australia, Spain, France, Italy, Germany and New Zealand. This not only gives them a thorough grounding in many different styles but also an interest in producing wines in Australia with a complexity and finesse beyond simple combinations of fruit and oak. Today I have the superb 2011 Cascabel Tipico to offer. Our price is the lowest online.(BPO Best Price Online) Wine regular price is 29.99 and we have it down to $19.99 by the case, a great price for this type of quality, 91pts by Tanzer. This Rhone style blend is everything lovers of Australian big reds look for, Opulence, richness and concentration but this wine also has a class and elegance you see in the best from McLaren Vale. Tastes like a new world Chateauneuf du Pape, absolutely delicious at the price.

Cascabel Tipico 2011 (Rhone Blend) McLaren Vale; Australia Regular $29.99 Bttl $21.99 Cs Bttl $19.99
91pts Tanzer SAVE 33%

(made from 70% mourvedre, 10% grenache, 10% shiraz, 5% carignan and 5% cinsault): Bright red. Spicy aromas of fresh cherry and rhubarb, with a suave floral quality and a hint of cracked pepper. Taut and lively on entry, then deeper in the middle, offering juicy, sharply delineated dark fruit flavors and a touch of anise. The lively finish shows very good cut, clarity and smooth, floral-dominated persistence. 91pts Tanzer

This wine is a classic blend of traditional varieties grown in McLaren Vale for more than a century. Our previous experiences in France and Spain encouraged us to plant these varieties with the intention of making a wine that captures all those traditions while giving it a modern edge.

Winemaker notes: The grapes are from our vineyard and were all handpicked. Monastrell (known in Australia as Mataro and Mourvèdre in France) at 14º Bè and Grenache at 13.6º Bè in late April 2011. Shiraz was harvested in March at 13.5º Bè, while Carignan (known in Spain as Mazuelo or Cariñena) at 13.5º Bè and Cinsault at 12.2º Bè in mid-March. All varieties were fermented separately in 1.5 tonne stainless steel open fermenters, with some whole bunches and regular hand plunging. Ferments were allowed to reach reasonably high temperatures, up to 32º C. Maceration occurred, on skins, for 3 weeks after fermentation, in order to gain better palate structure, even if this may sacrifice, some fruitiness and color. The wines were pressed straight into a tank and then transferred to barrel where malolactic fermentation occurred spontaneously. After 15 months the wines were removed from barrel, blended and allowed to settle in tank naturally. The final blend was bottled in November 2012 using gravity filling to screw cap closures, labeled and packaged by us, using all our own equipment. By our participation in every phase of the process, from grape to final bottle, we maintain full control over the individuality and quality of every bottle of wine.
Our vineyard is only 3 km from the sea, at the Southern end of McLaren Vale, in South Australia. Strong winds from the hills behind us appear almost every afternoon during Spring and Summer; they minimize diseases and cool us at night. The vineyard is dry grown, with a very well drained stony loam soil. The reddish gravely clay has plenty of medium size stones all through it. The trellis system is low (with the traditional single wire) and the vines are spur pruned (by hand), to allow good airflow thus reducing the need for spraying (only powder sulphur is needed, sporadically, for the prevention of Powdery Mildew). The vineyard is well established and in balance, cropping between 1 to 2.5 tonnes per acre.

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