Woods Crampton White Label Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Type: Red
Country: Australia
Region: Barossa Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Viticulture: Certified Organic

Climate: Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall and humidity
Terroir: Sourced from a single, low-yielding twenty-five-year-old vineyard in the Angaston Foothills, right on the boundary road between Barossa Valley and Eden Valley. Sheltered by the Angaston hills, the vines are cooled in the afternoons because of shadows from hills and cool evenings as tucked into a gulley, perfect for slow ripening Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaking: Hand-picked and fully destemmed (no whole bunch) before a short cold soak of three to four days. The fruit was allowed to reach ambient temperature and begin fermentation naturally. A slow cool fermentation at twenty-five to twenty-seven degrees in one-tonne open fermenters on skins for 20 days before being pressed off to hogshead French barrels. 45% New French Hogshead barrels, matured without racking for 18 months before being blended, bottled without fining or filtration

Color: Elegant red
Nose: Dark fruited aromas with fresh new leather, dark clove and black olive tapenade in support
Palate: The palate is dark, rich and layered with sweet black fruit flavours, garden herbs, rose petals and toast. Soft but obvious tannins combined with freshness of acidity help drive a satisfyingly long finish

About the Winery:
Woods Crampton, established in 2006 by brothers Peter and Rob Woods, has become a fixture of the Barossa. A small winery with a penchant for modernist Italian varietals and ambitious blends, Woods Crampton makes small-batch wines that are always expressive and balanced. The Woods brothers use techniques reminiscent of their much-admired homeland — Italy — focusing on indigenous grape varieties and blending diverse terroirs together for unexpected results. The wines are modern, balanced and make clubbing with your friends sound like a good idea.

For a small winery, Woods Crampton has achieved a lot in a small amount of time. Part of the Barossa new wave, Woods Crampton makes contemporary wines, balancing character, complexity and freshness, a world away from the fruit bombs of the past.