Richard Hamilton - Hut Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2009-11 - McLaren Vale



Richard Hamilton - Hut Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2009-11
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Named after the picker's hut at the front of the property, our Hut Block vineyards are planted on sand and black clay loam soils over a substructure of clay. We think that the intensity of our Cabernet Sauvignon can be attributed to these soils, while the mild maritime climate of McLaren Vale, in which cool evening and night breezes from the gully winds moderate the day time temperatures, suits this variety. Our emphasis is on low yielding vines that are pruned and trained to allow dappled light to reach the fruit zone to slow ripening and enhance aroma and flavour.

Deep red with scarlet highlights. Cassis fruit with hints of mint make this wine a definitive Cabernet Sauvignon. Hints of vanilla, cinnamon and mocha from oak maturation have augmented the fruit and contribute complexity. The palate, with excellent blackberry fruit flavours within a medium bodied structure, has a beautiful persistence and long, soft tannins.

Serve with Venison, Beef Wellington, rich pasta.

Appealing on release and has sufficient structure for 6-8 years of cellaring.

Category(s):     Rose Wine

Producer: Richard Hamilton   -
ABV:   14%
Appellation:   McLaren Vale
Brand:   Richard Hamilton
Country of Origin:   Australia
Food Match:   Game Meats
Food Match:   Red Meats
Food Match:   Meaty Pasta Dishes
Grape Type:   Cabernet Sauvignon
Region:   South Australia
Type of closure:   Screw Cap
Vintage:   2009-11
Winemaker:   Paul Gordon


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Producer Information

Hamilton is one of the original Australian winemaking families. In 1837 Richard Hamilton founded the Hamilton Vineyards, just south of Adelaide in 1837. It was planted with stock brought by the family from South Africa, en route from England.

Five winemaking generations later, in 1972, Richard's great-great-grandson Dr Richard Hamilton established a small winery in McLaren Vale under the guidance of his father Burton, a noted viticulturist, and uncle, renowned vigneron, Sydney Hamilton.

Two years later, at the age of 76, Sydney bought land on the famous terra rossa strip in Coonawarra and established Leconfield to fulfil his life's ambition of growing and making a classic Australian Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sydney retired in 1981 after 65 vintages and Dr Richard Hamilton purchased the company from him. Leconfield became the single winemaking facility for both the Richard Hamilton and Leconfield brands, securing the family connection to both Coonawarra and McLaren Vale.

Experienced Coonawarra winemaker Paul Gordon joined Leconfield in 2001. He and Assistant Winemaker Tim Bailey are the winemaking custodians of the Richard Hamilton and Leconfield labels.

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