Shottesbrooke Farmers Friend Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Up until 2023.
APPEARANCE: Deep red with a vibrant purple hue. BOUQUET: Aromas of redcurrant and satsuma plum intermingle with delicate herbal tones. PALATE: Concentrated black fruits and cassis characters are underpinned by a touch of subtle mint, and the wine finishes soft, silky and with wonderful length.
Stoic and enduring, the Straw Necked Ibis is the ultimate Farmer's Friend. Protecting our vineyards from the omnipresent threat of pests and insects, they work diligently within the canopies, allowing them to thrive. Their harmonious place within our ecosystem forms the perfect partnership.
Regarded as one of the wettest growing seasons on record, 2017 experienced high levels of rain, which helped to flush soils and ensure minimal irrigation was required. This saw the growth of beautiful, lush and healthy canopies, slightly above average yields and resulted in a later than usual harvest. The fruit from this vintage showed excellent color, character and optimum varietal flavor.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with roast lamb with mint sauce & roasted root vegetables.