Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Graham Stevens Wines. McLaren Flat. McLaren Vale. South Australia
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Spændende 100% cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon med en fantastisk duft af kostald, cigar box, lakrids, passionsfrugt og vanilje. Smagen byder på Stevens sædvanlige super smooth mouthfeel med flot syre og nuancer af solbær, hindbær, vanilje og eg.
Vinen har vundet et hav af medaljer og trofæer. Se bare nedenfor 🙂
Senest bedømt i januar 2018.
Graham Stevens er en legende i McLaren Vale og laver ærlige og imødekommende vine. Vine, der får smilet frem på dine læber, og som på én eller anden måde bliver dine venner lige fra første sip til den sidste.
Noter fra vinmageren
Bright with intense deep, ruby/purple hues. This wine exhibits clean, lifted aromas and the succulent palate has ample fruit flavours in addition to characters of mint enhanced by balanced acid and careful maturation in medium toasted, all new French oak barriques. The fruit for this outstanding wine is sourced from the Morton vineyard in the cool climate region of Mt. Compass and has to date received a total of one Trophy and 14 Gold medals.
Extreme Summer temperatures in 2009 led us to source Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the cooler climate of Mt Compass in the Southern Fleurieu Wine Region, 20 minutes south of McLaren Vale. The result is an elegant, lower alcohol dry red wine displaying outstanding varietal and mint characters typical of cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon. Matured in New French oak hogsheads for 15 months.
Medaljer og trofæer
Our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded many Trophy, Gold and Silver medals, too many to list on the label in fact, so we have listed them below here for our customers
TROPHY – 2014 National Cool Climate Wine Show class 1020
GOLD MEDALS – 2016 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show class 21, 2016 National Cool Climate Wine Show class 1040, 2015 Royal Queensland Wine Show class 41, 2015 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show class 21, 2015 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards class 47, 2015 Perth Royal Wine Show class 32, 2015 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards class 34, 2015 Winestate Cabernet Sauvignon Championships, 2015 Rutherglen Wine Show class 231, 2015 Australian Small Winemakers Show class 42, 2014 Royal Hobart Wine Show class 21, 2014 National Cool Climate Wine Show class 1020, 2014 Rutherglen Wine Show class 211, 2014 McLaren Vale Wine Show class 15
SILVER MEDALS – 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards class 48, 2016 Perth Royal Wine Show class 27, 2016 Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Show class 12, 2015 Royal Adelaide Wine Show class 25, 2015 Royal Hobart International Wine Show class 21, 2015 Canberra Royal National Wine Show class 20, 2014 Canberra National Wine Show class 20, 2014 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show class 8, 2014 Australian Small Winemakers Show class 41
Om Graham Stevens Wines
Bag disken på Graham Stevens Winery mødes man af den ældre Graham Stevens i overalls og hat. Han giver én hånden og siger “Hej, kunne I tænke jer at smage noget vin? Jeg laver min vin, som jeg selv godt kan lide den, så hvis jeg ikke kan sælge den, kan jeg drikke den selv!”. Det er sagt med en skøn portion helt-nede-på-jordenhed, og med en portion stolthed over at han godt ved, at han laver noget fantastisk vin, som han på ingen måde har problemer med at sælge. Graham Stevens er en ældre herre, der har været med til at starte et af de i området store og anerkendte vinerier, Kangarilla Road, og han har ydermere været en yderst succesfuld winemaker på Coriole Vineyards, der også ligger i McLaren Vale. Stevens vine sælges meget få steder i Australien, og da jeg i sin tid spurgte ham, om han synes, at det kunne være interessant at eksportere til mig, sagde han, at han synes, at det lød spændende, men betingelsen var, at der ikke skulle være flere led end han og jeg. Jeg synes, at det beskriver Graham og hans vine godt. Graham ønsker gennemskuelighed og den enkle løsning, og med druer og evner som hans, skaber det fantastiske vine.
Graham Stevens was born to grow grapes and make wine. Living almost his entire life in the McLaren Vale Wine Region, Graham won his first (vine) pruning trophy at the age of 9.
Working on Vineyards and at Wineries in McLaren Vale, while he and his wife saved for their own piece of land, Graham learnt the fine art of quality winemaking. His superior skills soon came to light when Coriole Vineyards was awarded the Bushing Winning Wine in 1974, and again in 1975, when Graham and Marie were able to personally and proudly accept the title of McLaren Vale Bushing King and Queen.
Graham and Marie opened the doors to their own winery, Cambrai Vineyards (later to change its name to Stevens Cambrai Wines), in 1979. The success they enjoyed was evident from the hundreds of awards and trophies that adorned the cellar door walls and rafters. Time has lost track of the exact number of medals and trophies Graham has won, but it runs into many hundreds, including the coveted Dan Murphy Trophy.
In 1985, Graham again won the coveted McLaren Vale Bushing Award, and he and Marie were once again crowned King and Queen; the only winemaker at that time to have made the Bushing winning wine three times.
In 1997, Graham and Marie decided to retire, and sold their winery and vineyard.
Graham was not used to having so much time on his hands, and he purchased a piece of land on the picturesque Ingoldby Road at McLaren Flat to plant vines and keep himself occupied when not fishing off Aldinga Beach. Any local will tell you there is no fish in the gulf, and Graham now agrees. He decided enough was enough, and thus Graham Stevens Wines began a new phase in Graham’s life. In 2005, selling his quality grapes turned to making quality wine with Graham’s daughter Carolyn helping out on weekends and during holidays.
Graham’s daughter Carolyn has been assisting with the family business all her life, but in 2008 made a career move to join Graham permanently in the business, and together they strive for excellence in winemaking, and consumer satisfaction.
Graham Stevens Wines is a true family business. Carolyn’s partner Brian, and their two daughters Sally and Zoe are integral members of the team, and they love getting involved in both the vineyard and the winery.
To date, although only producing very few wines, Graham Stevens Wines has already won more than 50 awards in 2 seasons of showing wines at Australian Wine Shows.