Cabernet coming in

2.21pm, Tuesday 29th March, Yalumba Weighbridge and Grape Lab, Angaston, Eden Valley, The Barossa

Keep an eye out for this juice

Coming back from lunch, I ducked back in to the weighbridge to have a look at the juice sample from the Grope Old Block Cabernet Sauvignon that’s just arrived. I know this juice looks pretty ordinary right now as a load sample in the ice cream container, but it’s always been magic fruit, and the next time you see it – it may very well be with a Signature label, as this is where traditionally that block usually ends up.

Cabernet by the bunch

Cabernet Sauvignon having the looser bunches and a tough skin has fared a lot better than other varieties with respect to catching mould and mildew this year – here’s an example of Cabernet from the valley floor that’s just come in as part of a vineyard maturity sample.


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