Punt Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Type: Red
Country: Australia
Region: Yarra Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Percentage: 13%

Climate: Cool climate
Terroir: Harvested solely from Block 3 on the Napoleone Vineyard, planted in 1988 with SA125 clone.
Winemaking: The fruit undergoes a temperature-controlled whole berry ferment, that is gently pumped over twice daily. Post ferment, the wine is pressed to a combination of new and seasoned oak. The new oak is all from the Taransaud and Nadalie Cooperages, 25% new, remaining is 2nd and 3rd use barriques

Color: Cherry red
Nose: The nose shows cassis and blackberry aromas with subtle cedary oak
Palate: The palate has a silky mouthfeel with sweet berry flavours and a lovely lingering finish

About the Winery:
Punt Road is owned by the Napoleone family, 3rd-generation fruit growers in the Yarra Valley. Their vineyard in Coldstream is one of the most historic sites in Victoria, first planted to vines by Swiss immigrant Hubert De Castella in 1860. The Napoleone Vineyard was established on the property in 1987.

Tim Shand, chief winemaker since ’14, established a reputation for the consistent quality of all the Punt Road wines. Jarrod Johnson takes over the winemaking reins from the ’23 vintage. The two main ranges are Punt Road and Airlie Bank, plus a small production of single-vineyard ‘Block’ wines, only available at the cellar door and made only in the best vintages.