Tremendous Depth of Fruit with Length
Karrawirra Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Region: Barossa Valley
The first Karrawirra Cabernet released by Glug was the 2008 vintage then we skipped the 2011, the quantity was tiny in 2012 and alas there is not a lot of 2013 with only 80 cases made. The source of the 2013 is 90% from the small B&S Vineyard Block on the road to Ebenezer with a further 10% from the Matchloss vineyard at Dorrien. As with all of our Barossa reds we do as little as possible as the grapes arrive fully ripe at the winery and are packed with flavour. These are simply fermented in a non-aggressive way, the wine and pressings are combined and the wine is left to mature in old French oak.
Recall that Glug prefers bigger, fruitier styles than some wineries and we also care little about the alcohol percentage, only that the wine be in balance. The Barossa Valley has a long history with Cabernet though it’s not rated as highly as the Shiraz which is wrong though I think consumers have such a range of other regions to choose from that it’s simply over-looked.