Pondalowie Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine
A desire to produce premium handcrafted red wines with true varietal and regional characteristics, saw Dominic & Krystina Morris establish Pondalowie Vineyards at Bridgewater on Loddon, near Bendigo, in 1996. There they planted 13 acres of Shiraz, 5 acres Tempranillo, 5 acres Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.5 acre Malbec and 1 acre of Viognier. Their vineyards are farmed using organic principals and are pruned by hand. Yields are restricted to 1-1.5 tonnes per acre, maximising flavour & concentration in the resultant wines. Tasting Notes: Oak dominates the bouquet, with cassis struggling through, bringing along a touch of dried herbs for measure; the palate is firm and very dry, with the quality of the fruit and the winemaking providing a solid finish.