Core Range

2018 MISS BRONTE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Award Winner

Inky dark red with crimson hues. A pungent core lift of blackcurrant, cracked black pepper, with dark chocolate and a splash of raspberry, is a truly impressive aromatic opening for this high country Eden Valley single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

The wine continues in the same vein as a lean, elegant long distance runner of a palate, with granuley drying ‘humming’ tannins, underneath a runway strip of concentrated cassis and green peppercorns.

Definitely one that will hold on for the longer journey.

  • Silver| 2021 London Wine Competition
  • Silver| 2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • 92 Points| Winestate Magazine
$30.00

Years ago, there seemed to be plenty of Cabernet vines growing in Eden Valley, yet few remain today. We enjoy Cabernet as much as you do, feeling the need to uphold the local folklore of this noble variety. Our Miss Bronte is named after our eldest granddaughter Bronte and created to be enjoyed on any day with a “y” in it.

 

Record of Achievement:

2018 | Silver- 2020 San Francisco Int'l Wine Comp |Silver| 2021 London Wine Comp |92 Points- Winestate Magazine

2017 | Silver - 2019 NZ Int'l Wine Show | Silver - 2019 New York World Wine & Spirits Comp

2016 | Silver - 2018 Melbourne Int'l Wine Comp

 

2018 Vintage Summary:

The growing season in Eden Valley started off well, with winter 2017 rainfall up slightly higher than average. In spring, drier soils, combined with warmer than average spring days meant the vine canopies grew quickly; flowering well and setting a good number of bunches. Summer rainfall for us was down on average. January and February were warm and dry, with very warm temperatures in February slowing down the pace of ripening. With the lower summer rainfall, growers with access to water, soil moisture monitoring, good irrigation management and healthy soils experienced less stress – and subsequently delivered sound fruit and consistent yields. These are all practices that Brockenchack invest heavily into. The Indian summer of March and early April was what some people called ‘the icing on the cake’, with average temperatures, without extremes. Overall a strong, healthy crop for us.

We commenced hand picking for the 2018 vintage on the 1st of March and ended with the picking of these Cabernet grapes on the 12th of April – seeing out an amazing vintage for Brockenchack this year.

We are delighted with the high-quality grapes and great yields that this vintage delivered. The colours and flavours in our reds are exciting and the high level of natural acids in our whites reflect our great Eden Valley characteristics. Standout varieties for our region this year include Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet. We are very excited for the release of our reds.

Tasting Notes

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