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Farmer's Leap 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Producer Info
  • In 1993 the first Shiraz, Chardonnay and Cabernet vines were planted in the rich soils of the Longbottom’s farm in Padthaway, South Australia.
  • At the heart of their viticulture vision is working with the land to produce the highest quality wines with minimal intervention. Much consideration is given to soil type, trellis design, vine clone and row orientation to optimize sunlight.
  • The best wines are grown on terra-rossa soil – red clay sitting atop limestone. This world renowned soil is optimal for wine production, and when combined with the elevated topography of the block, provides a perfect base for producing brilliant wines.
About the Wine
  • Padthaway was established as a viticultural region in 1963. Since then the region has proved to be an excellent area for Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • As a single varietal, the wine is typically of medium body with cool climate characteristics to the fore. The tannins are fine and soft and the wine does not need significant oak influence. Farmers Leap Cabernet is approachable young but has the potential to age for many years.
  • Vintage: 2015 | Wine Type: Red Wine 
    Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    Origin: Australia | Appellation: Padthaway 
    Elaboration: Sourced from two vineyard sites in close proximity, planted 17 and 22 years ago on heavier loamy soil. Fruit fermented on skins for eight days before being pressed and transferred to barrel. Matured 15 months in 100% French oak barrels.
    Winemaker: Renae Hirsch

    Tasting Notes

    Ripe boysenberry and fresh blueberry on the palate with violet aromas and classic varietal herbs oregano & thyme. Tannins are fine and dusty, and the finish lingering and warm.

    Technical Data

    Production: 1000c ases | Alcohol: 14.1% | TA: 5 g/l | Residual Sugar: 1 g/l | pH: 3

    Press & Points

    2015 Wine Submitted to Press 

Farmer's Leap 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon