Helen's Hill 'Old Orchard' Cabernets 2016

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About This Wine

The Cabernets blend combines all five of the traditional Bordeaux varieties to produce a classic and deepky flavoursome cool climate Cabernets.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec Petit Verdot
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Brand Helen's Hill
Vintage 2016

Yarra Valley Wine

The Yarra Valley wine region is the most important area of wine production in Victoria today, and with its proximity to Melbourne, also the most visited in the state.

Yarra Valley is split into the Upper Yarra and the valley floor. The Upper Yarra is cooler in climate due to its elevation and coupled with younger, fertile, red soils produces most of the region’s notable varietals: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The valley floor is warmer and has predominantly grey soils with pockets of granite and limestone.

Pinot noir has long been considered a notoriously difficult variety to grow. However, the cool climate and longer growing seasons of the Yarra Valley allow the fruit to develop full flavoured and ripe character.

Chardonnay in the past has long been associated with a deep oily, buttery style that experiences full malolactic fermentation and great amounts of oak. This style has since fallen out of favour and wine makers in the Yarra Valley have capitalized on this trend to produce leaner, acid driven Chardonnays that are closer in style to those from Burgundy.

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James Halliday – Deep colour; a distinguished, full-bodied Bordeaux blend with blackcurrant, mulberry, black olive, briar and French oak all in play. Has the length and balance to repay extended cellaring." Halliday Wine Companion '17

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