2021 RedHeads Catbird Seat Cabernet Sauvignon
Like all wines from Redheads Studio, this special wine also has a story. Those who sit in the proverbial 'catbird seat' have the most advantageous position and are in control. RedHeads winemakers are always in this privileged situation with the vineyards they source their grapes from! The grapes come from a single vineyard in Coonawarra. The grapes are picked in the afternoon to avoid morning dew. The grapes are destemmed and partly fermented in wooden barrels. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.
In the glass, this RedHeads Catbird Seat Cabernet Sauvignon is dark red with aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants and plums in the nose. Dark chocolate, tobacco and vanilla. On the palate this is a firm wine with powerful, earthy tannins that suit Coonawarra. The wine has a perfect balance between ripeness and freshness. Long finish with notes of spice and leather. Delicious with a 'beef brisket' from the barbecue.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.
Terra rossa - the Coonawarra terroir
The extremely fertile terra rossa soil covers a small area of 2 x 20 kilometers, giving the vines an unmistakable, distinctive character. The red clay layer of limestone, the pure water in the subsoil and the sea breeze together create a terroir that allows the grapes to ripen slowly. The terra rossa Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Coonawarra are considered some of the best wines from South Australia. Unknown to many, but Coonowarra is a cool area and even cooler than Bordeaux. The area is fantastic for Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Redheads Studio winery is located in South Australia in the town of Tanuda, in the Barossa Valley where the dedicated team behind Redheads work tirelessly, from the vine to the bottle and beyond, to ensure the wines can always be in their best condition drunk.
It all started with a few Aussie winemakers who went to France to show the 'old hands' some new tricks there. Australian wine had conquered the world in the 1970s and 1980s. That's why Tony Laithwaite brought some Aussies to France. It was there that the very beginning of RedHead's new viticultural movement was laid.
In a small shed in McLaren Vale, a former Indian restaurant, some winemakers took on the challenge of making their dream come true: making beautiful, creative wines in small volumes with primary focus on quality.
They wanted to make wines without being bothered by all kinds of business worries, which resulted in an explosion of creativity and experiments.
Meanwhile, winery Redheads is making great international progress and they still give young talents the opportunity to let their creativity and talents loose on the best grapes in the region. Redheads Wines says of itself: “A free-spirited, movement liberating the best grapes from the premium labels to make wines with soul, character and personality”
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Dark fruit, Dry, Fruity, Flexible|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Borrelen, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag|