Winemaker Tribute To Kavel
Glug 'Saint August' Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Region: Barossa Valley
Cabernet was not one of the first varieties planted in the Barossa though a Cabernet vineyard has survived which dates to the early 1890s. So the great wines of the 1950s which showed what the Barossa offered were built around Shiraz with additions of Grenache and Mataro.
Extensive Cabernet plantings only began in the 1980s though since then numerous other regions have similarly developed Cabernet vineyards meaning that Barossa Cabernet is not as sort after as Shiraz. This in turn means high quality fruit is a little cheaper so Glug can offer quite spectacular wines like this Saint August at keen prices.
Individual tiny bottlings such as this identify Glug as we like to preserve differences though being Barossa it is dense and muscular of a style which does not come from the Yarra Valley or Tasmania.