Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


£19.25

One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £115.50

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Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lake Breeze

Tasting notes - Definitive Australian Cabernet, rich pure notes of ripe blackcurrants and soft black liquorice are set against Cabernet's hallmark - abundant dusty yet fine tannins. A very classic style.

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Definitive Australian Cabernet, rich pure notes of ripe
blackcurrants and soft black liquorice are set against
Cabernet's hallmark - abundant dusty yet fine tannins.
Producer Note
Lake Breeze is located in Langhorne Creek, South Australia, where the Follett family
has been farming grapes since the 1880s. The estate is situated on the banks of Lake
Alexandrina and the vineyard benefits from the 'lake breeze'. Winemaker Greg Follett
was brought up on the farm but left to study winemaking at Roseworthy before
heading to make wine in California and France. He returned to his roots and in 1987
started making wine exclusively from the best 30 per cent of his old vine fruit. He
rapidly built an enviable reputation for consistently producing outstanding wines and
Lake Breeze is now one of the most awarded boutique wineries in Australia.
Vineyard
The average of the vines is 40 years. All vines are on their own roots and the soils are
generally alluvial sandy loam, with some over a clay base. Fruit selection is
paramount, only the best blocks are retained for the Lake Breeze label and only the
best rows of these blocks on a lot of occasions. This dry region, situated at the
bottom of the Murray River, is irrigated by a weir floodgate system, and when flooded
it has been known for a canoeist to be spotted among the vineyards! The vineyards
are surrounded by striking, historically important gum trees that still bear the holes
that were once dug out by the Aboriginal Australians to carve into canoes to sail up
the river.
Winemaking
Small open static tanks were used for a fermentation on the skins, lasting between
seven to 12 days. The wine was then pressed straight to oak barriques to complete
fermentation followed by 20 months maturation in these barrels. The barriques were
100% French oak, of which 60% were new. The wine is not fined or filtered, prior to
bottling.
Tasting Note
Definitive Australian Cabernet, rich pure notes of ripe blackcurrants and soft black
liquorice are set against Cabernet's hallmark - abundant dusty yet fine tannins. A
very classic style.
Serving Suggestion
The ideal accompaniment to chargrilled steaks and winter casseroles
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Lake Breeze
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Data sheet

Vintage
2012
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
South Australia

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Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lake Breeze

Tasting notes - Definitive Australian Cabernet, rich pure notes of ripe blackcurrants and soft black liquorice are set against Cabernet's hallmark - abundant dusty yet fine tannins. A very classic style.

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