Single Vineyard Blewitt Springs Old Vines
Trennert Reserve McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
There are several hilly vantage points where you can look down on the core vineyard matrix that makes up McLaren Vale. Great wines come from this heartland which stretches between the towns of Willunga and McLaren Vale. Like most vineyard regions there are also smaller attached areas that are around the corner of a hill scarp or up a small valley. The wines are not necessarily better but they are always of great interest.
One such McLaren Vale region, noted for great wines with some selling for well over $50 each, is Blewitt Springs. A lot of sand has blown up this valley over the eons and some say this has an impact on the flavours.
This Trennert was sourced from a single vineyard along Blewitt Springs called the Shed Block. After harvest the fruit was fermented without controls with wild yeasts. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't. In this case it has and the final wine is very impressive.