Loved for its rich flavours and age-worthiness, Cabernet Sauvignon originated from France and is a natural cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. A variety originally from France, it made its way to other countries and has become one of the most recognized red grape varieties in the world. Ranging from medium- to full-bodied, the general characteristics of Cab Sav involve dark fruit aromas & flavours of black cherry, blueberry, plum and blackberry along with tobacco, black pepper and vanilla.
In Australia, it is widely grown in Coonawarra and Margaret River regions. It thrives on well-drained soil especially terra Rossa in Coonawarra and gravel-based in Margaret River. Although these are the premium growing regions, it’s also found in other regions of Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, Yarra Valley and Langhorne Creek. A young Coonawarra Cab Sav is a medium-bodied style of wine with blackberry, mulberry and blackcurrant characters. With age, these flavours develop into savoury, earthy and spicy characteristics. Today, we’re going to review a Coonawarra based brand that has planted 50% of its vineyards with this variety, given the region’s popularity.
As the name suggests, Rymill Coonawarra is located in the famous Coonawarra region. It was established by Peter Rymill—a descendant of John Riddoch who founded the Coonawarra region. The philosophy of the brand is to craft wines of balance, power and finesse using estate-grown fruit. Committed towards protecting the environment, it has employed sustainable practices to meet the present demands and leaving something worthwhile for future generations. This is achieved by using natural fertilizers, sheep and integrated pest management among other things. The winery has received Freshcare and Entwine accreditation in 2012. It is given to those wineries that produce wines with the highest standards and minimal impact on the environment by meeting the stringent international standards. This is a testimony of the brand’s commitment to the surroundings.
Offering some of the best drops, The brand has a label called Three Mile Lane that includes the famous Cabernet Sauvignon. Upon being poured into a glass, this red flaunts a bright, crimson-red colour. On the nose, this youthful wine exudes delicious mulberry and anise aromas. These fragrances make way for a vibrant palate revealing dark berry and vanilla flavours with smooth chocolatey tannins, culminating in a lengthy finish. Enjoy this elegant red young with medium-rare scotch fillet along with a Greek salad or other red meat dishes. It can also be cellared up to five years. Get this beauty in your wine collection now.