Skillogalee - Basket Pressed Cabernet 2009 - South Australian Wine 75cl Bottle

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Skillogalee - Basket Pressed Cabernet 2009
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75cl Bottle
£20.32
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This Cabernet blend is another dark, rich wine in the Skillogalee tradition, with intense colour and powerful, warm aromas and flavours. The wine is full and soft with sweet, leafy fruit flavours, rich vanillin oak and firm drying tannins on a lingering finish.

Ideal with grilled or roasted red meats and game dishes.

This vintage has a backbone of natural acidity that will repay cellaring for 10 - 12 years.

The fruit comes from un-irrigated, hand-pruned and hand-picked vines grown at Skillogalee at around 450m above sea level. The wine was made in open fermenters and then basket-pressed. Malo-lactic (secondary) fermentation and maturation took place in predominantly French oak hogsheads for around 24 months, before the separate components were blended and bottled.

Grape: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec.

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Category(s):     Red Wine

Producer: Skillogalee   -   www.skillogalee.com.au
ABV:   14.5%
Appellation:   Clare Valley
Brand:   Skillogalee
Country of Origin:   Australia
Grape Type:   Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Type:   Cabernet Franc
Region:   South Australia
Vintage:   2009

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In the early 1840's, the pioneer and explorer John Horrocks settled at Penworththam, named after his home town in England. From here, he explored further north in the Flinders ranges, using Afghan camels and looking for land suitable for settlement. On one such expedition, Horrocks' party was beset by illness, injuries and bad weather. Having run short of provisions, they survived only by making a "skillogalee" or "skilly" - a sort of thin porridge or gruel, probably from grass seeds and water. The word "skillogalee" comes from Celtic origins and the dish was commonly fed to prisoners in Ireland around this time. When Horrcocks finally made it back to Penwortham, he gave the creek nearby the name Skillogalee in memory of this event. The vineyard takes its name from the creek which runs through the eastern, lower end.
Skillogalee operates a wine tasting and sales area and a restaurant from an old stone cottage built in 1851 by a Cornish miner, John Trestrail, who settled here and operated the property, then called Trevarrick Farm, as a mixed home farm. He and his wife had 17 children of whom 13 survived - he was a religious man who, it is said, did not approve of drinking!
The property remained in the Trestrail family until the early 1900's. It was then planted to stone fruit and vines for dried fruit, currants and sultanas. In the 1950's and 60's it became a grazing property until it was bought by Spencer and Margaret George in 1969. It was planted to wine grapes over the next 2 or 3 years - early varieties were Riesling, Shiraz, Grenache and Crouchen (formerly know as Clare Riesling) In the early 1980's, most of the Grenache and all the Crouchen were grafted to Traminer and Cabernet Sauvignon and additional small areas were planted with new Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.

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