Yalumba The Caley Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz 2014

The Caley has been sourced from three outstanding vineyards of the Coonawarra and Barossa regions and is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

About the Vineyard

The D block of the Yalumba Coonawarra vineyard provides the Cabernet Sauvignon of the blend. This 2.7 ha plot was planted in 1992 with clones of Cabernet Sauvignon selected for structure and depth of flavour. This block differs from conventionally planted Coonawarra terroir of red brown earth over limestone, terra rossa, in having a higher content of clay giving its unique character. The Bonney upwelling of the nearby southern ocean preserves the flavours and balance of Cabernet Sauvignon by moderating the climate of Coonawarra.

The Shiraz is sourced from the Crown Village old Shiraz vineyard. This block, planted in 1974 is located on Krondorf road, in the foothills of the eastern Barossa ranges. The soil is heavier in texture and is a Brown Earth.  There is also a component that comes from the 1971 Yalumba Horseshoe Block found on the Southern side of the Yalumba winery.

Wine Production

All parcels of fruit were fermented separately in either 8 tonne open fermenters or 6 tonne static potter fermenters.  Indigenous or 'wild' yeast, naturally present on the grape skins were allowed to initiate the alcoholic fermentation.  Cultured winery yeast is then added to ensure that the 
fermentation is fully completed.  These 'wild' yeast have helped contribute individual complexities to the wine, creating richness and fine textures.
Matured for 20 Months in 40% new French Barriques, balance in 1 year and older French Barriques. After bottling, the wine ia cellared for a further 36 months. 

Tasting Notes

The 2014 Caley represents a wine for the cellar. Deep and dark red in colour, it is the bright aromatics that capture you. Intriguing. Fine. Complex. A touch of currants, leaf and herb. Cool fresh spices. Iodine and cedar. It has it all. Then you take a mouthful. Richness, texture and depth, yet cool with a line of Coonawarra peppermint through its soul. The acid and fine tannin show their support and precision.

Food Pairing

Enjoy with a slow roasted rack of veal, rubbed with sea-salt, rosemary and garlic, served along with roast potatoes, carrots, parsnips and steamed green vegetables.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Multiple Vineyards
Soil composition
Terra Rossa and Limestone/red brown loam
Elevation
50-1,100 feet
Average Vine Age
40 years
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Shiraz
Prefermentation Technique
1-3 days on skins pre fermentation before wild yeast start to ferment
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
22 months
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Fining agent
Vegan
Type of aging container
Barriques
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
20 months
Certifying Organizations
ISO14001; Entwine Australia
Sustainability Certification
EPA Acredited Sustainability Licence
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.5
Residual sugar
0.5 g/L
Acidity
6.2 g/L

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