Fruit of Our Labours
Karrawirra Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Region: Barossa Valley
The winemaker Benjamin Parker knows a lot of folk in the valley and the wine trade being a case of 'who you know as much as what you know' was delighted a few years back to be offered the Cabernet Sauvignon from the Schwarz Family, Biscay Road property south of Tanunda. The first Karrawirra Cabernet was the 2008 and while the wines have been exceptional they have been sourced from different vineyards.
With this release the Karrawirra has found its home. While Shiraz can rightly be said to have its spiritual home in the Barossa Valley, Cabernet is far more recent with plantings expanding from the 1980s to meet new consumer demand. Shiraz and Cabernet are now the most favoured reds in most vineyard regions though of the two Cabernet is normally better as the vineyards get cooler. We have at times blended Barossa Shiraz and Cabernet and while our thoughts are still open think they are better as single varieties. Anyway the point is from the 2014 onwards you will be able to taste the vintages as the vineyard will be the same.