Hollick - Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010-12 - Rich Ripe Flavours 75cl Bottle


Hollick - Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010-12
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Bright ruby red with purple hues at the rim.

Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of blackcurrants and mulberries are complimented by the softer Merlot notes of violets, plums and dark chocolate.

A seamless and complex Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot blend showing blackberry, cassis, choc mint, and plums with finely integrated oak.

The finish is long with a soft texture and silky tannin structure.

In the winery, the grapes were handled carefully to retain the fruit flavours developed in the vineyard. Partial barrel fermentation followed by 18 months maturation in a combination of French and American oak barrels, has given the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot an elegant structure and a long finish.

This wine is named for the leather tanning pits which were dug into the Terra Rossa soil last Century on the original Hollick property in Coonawarra. It was here that the Hollick family planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, two classic grape varieties which when blended, create a great fabulous food wine.

The combination of old vines, a relatively cool climate and the unique soils of the vineyards, produces distinctive and impressively intense Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Coonawarra experienced optimum conditions during the 2008 growing season. Early spring rains after a dry winter promoted excellent budburst and flowering.

The cool conditions in February allowed good flavour development before the heat of March hastened the ripening. Yields were marginally below the average, with the fruit showing intense colour and rich ripe flavours.

Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Merlot 10%.

Category(s):     Red Wine

Producer: Hollick   -   www.hollick.com
ABV:   14.5%
Acidity g/l:   6
Appellation:   Coonawarra
Brand:   Hollick
Country of Origin:   Australia
Food Match:   Red Meats
Grape Type:   Merlot
Grape Type:   Cabernet Sauvignon
Ph Level:   3.49
Region:   South Australia
Residual Sugar g/l:   98
Vintage:   2010-12


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Producer Information

Hollick Wines is a small family owned winery in Coonawarra, in South Eastern South Australia. Ian and Wendy Hollick purchased a piece of grazing land on the southern end of the Coonawarra district in 1974. This small block of land was one of the original allocations in the Coonawarra Fruit Colony which John Riddoch founded in 1890. It was never developed as a fruit block but instead was the site of a tannery, and later a dairy.
Since 1975 the Hollicks have progressively planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. Production from the original Hollick vineyard was initially sold to other wine makers until 1983, when Ian and Wendy decided to produce their own label and build a winery.
In 1983 Ian and Wendy lovingly restored the original slab cottage located on Neilson's Block which remains at the entrance to Hollick Wines today. This Heritage Listed cottage dates back to the 1860's and was the birthplace of famous lyric poet John Shaw Neilson. Cellar Door Sales were carried out in the cottage until 2002. In 2002 a new cellar door sales area and restaurant were built to fulfil the demand for a winery restaurant in Coonawarra. The integration of old and new has been outstandingly successful making Hollick a 'must see' in Coonawarra.
As first generation winemakers, the Hollicks had no family traditions to hamper them, and set about producing wines using modern production techniques. Hollick Wines launched onto the national and international wine scene by winning the 1985 Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show. Demand for the Hollick product was such that expansion was necessary, and in 1987 Ian and Wendy Hollick purchased the nearby "Wilgha" vineyard, to supplement their existing production. In 1998 the Hollicks developed their vineyard in the neighbouring region of Wrattonbully, adding further diversification and regional variation to the portfolio. Further plantings of Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Petit Verdot, and even more recently Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Barbera and Savagnin have also taken place.
Ian\'s expertise in viticulture has seen him as an industry leader, and the Hollick team place special emphasis on producing only premium fruit. The small, modern winery is designed around winemaking methods which produce wines of distinction, showing distinct regionality and specific vineyard and varietal characters.
Hollick Wines have adopted the slogan 'Pride of Place' to reinforce the emphasis on the individual vineyard characteristics. Not surprisingly, the production from Hollick is eagerly sought each year.
Driven by quality and a hands-on approach, today, Hollick wines continue to be made from three core vineyards. Neilson's Block, planted by Ian and Wendy Hollick in 1975, the nearby Wilgha Vineyard, purchased in 1987 and further developed since, and the Wrattonbully Vineyard developed in 1998 giving Hollick over 200 acres of premium vineyard in total.
Hollick wines are now available throughout Australia and are currently available in the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, China, Malaysia, and New Zealand.

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