Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £105.42

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Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Shiraz 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lake Breeze

Tasting notes - A hugely successful wine on the show system, Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend that Australia celebrates. A rich wine, voluptuous and juicy, with cassis, blueberries, liquorice and fresh black pepper, layered with menthol and eucalyptus notes. A definitive example of this classic blend.

Awards
92Pts, James Halliday Wine
Companion, 2017

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A classically rich blend, voluptuous with juicy notes of
cassis, blueberries liquorice and minted chocolate.
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.
Vintage
2014 was a season of contrasts and culminated in the latest vintage since 2004. The
wet winter ensured the vineyard received a good flooding, resulting in healthy
canopies and good subsoil moisture, essential in sustaining the vines through the
very hot summer. The summer temperatures saw a record 13 days above 40°C (the
average is just two). Many parts of the state received 100mm of rainfall just before
the harvest, but the Lake Breeze vineyards just received 30mm. The cooler weather
and rain revived the vines, resulting in average yields and impressive quality.
Vineyard
The average age of the vines is 37 years, with the youngest vines being 24 years old
and the oldest are 45 years old. All the vines are on their own rootstocks and the soils
are generally alluvial sandy loams with some over a clay base. 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. Perfectly apt for this wine, as 'Bernoota' means "camp
among the gum trees".
Winemaking
Fruit selection is paramount with only the best blocks are retained for the Lake Breeze
label and only the best rows of these blocks on a lot of occasions. Small open static
tanks were used for the fermentation which took place on the skins for seven to 12
days. The wine was then pressed straight to oak barriques to complete fermentation,
followed by 15 months maturation in these barrels. A mixture of new and older
American and French oak barrels were used. The wine was not fined or filtered, prior
to bottling.
Tasting Note
A hugely successful wine on the show system, Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend
that Australia celebrates. A rich wine, voluptuous and juicy, with cassis, blueberries,
liquorice and fresh black pepper, layered with menthol and eucalyptus notes. A
definitive example of this classic blend.
Serving Suggestion
Perfect with a Sunday roast followed by a cheese board.

Awards
92Pts, James Halliday Wine
Companion, 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2013
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
South Australia

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Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Shiraz 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lake Breeze

Tasting notes - A hugely successful wine on the show system, Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend that Australia celebrates. A rich wine, voluptuous and juicy, with cassis, blueberries, liquorice and fresh black pepper, layered with menthol and eucalyptus notes. A definitive example of this classic blend.

Awards
92Pts, James Halliday Wine
Companion, 2017

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