Vintage 2017

Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sevenhill Vineyard, Mitchell Wines

Mitchell Wines
Product Code: MW06ZZRC

Tasting Notes

"A wine firmly in the ‘claret’ tradition. Picked quite early in the season to preserve the delicate fragrance of the cabernet grape. Released at 7 years of age the wine has a superb mature nose still showing some blackcurrant aromas but also cedary character of mature cabernet. The palate has cabernet austerity, a fine dry palate and long lingering dry tannins." Shows strong primary fruit on the nose, with overtones of dusty new french oak aromas. The pallet is full flavoured with cassis and black current, a dry mounth feel with firm tannins through to the finish. The essential ingredients - fruiot, oak, acidity and tannins -0 are present in the right proportions.

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Cabernet Sauvignon
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The palate has cabernet austerity,
a fine dry palate and long lingering
dry tannins."


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            [Notes2] => Sited 120 kilometres north of Adelaide the estate covers 80 hectares of vineyard. The grapes come from four main vineyard sites in the Clare Valley where the altitude ranges from 300-450 metres with drops in temperature from 40°C during the day to 1°C at night being common during the main ripening months. Soils are
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            [MediaNotes] => 95 pts Andrew Caillard - The Vintage Journal	
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 Jane`s commitment to the wine industry has seen her take an active role in the Clare Winemakers Association, the group which promotes the area as a whole. In this role she was instrumental in initiating the Clare Gourmet Weekend as the first of its kind in Australia. This is a celebration of food and wine in the idyllic rustic surroundings of the Clare Valley.

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 Jane`s commitment to the wine industry has seen her take an active role in the Clare Winemakers Association, the group which promotes the area as a whole. In this role she was instrumental in initiating the Clare Gourmet Weekend as the first of its kind in Australia. This is a celebration of food and wine in the idyllic rustic surroundings of the Clare Valley.

 In recognition of her work in promoting the area and the wine industry generally, Jane was one of the first appointees of the South Australian Tourism Commission. For 12 years Jane was on the Australian Regional Winemakers Forum, Wine Federation of Australia Council and has recently finished a 6 year term with the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Board.

 Her infectious enthusiasm will undoubtedly help establish South Australia as a `must go` destination in the minds of the people she meets as she travels Australia and the world promoting Mitchell wines. In 2001 the Australian Government formally acknowledged her long service to the Australian Wine Industry by conferring on her a Centenary Medal established to commemorate the Centenary of Federation of Australia and to honour people who have made a contribution to Australian society. More recently (2014) the Clare Valley Winemakers Association recognised Jane as a Clare Valley Legend and inducted her into the Clare Valley Winemakers Hall of Fame. 
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 Andrew has always sought to make wines of intensity of varietal fruit flavours and definitive regional character; wines which are balanced and elegant. Andrew has travelled extensively and spent vintage in France in order to develop his understanding of the great wines of the world, and is now internationally famous for making wines with that combine the rare feat of drinkability in their youth with the capacity to age.

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 Jane`s commitment to the wine industry has seen her take an active role in the Clare Winemakers Association, the group which promotes the area as a whole. In this role she was instrumental in initiating the Clare Gourmet Weekend as the first of its kind in Australia. This is a celebration of food and wine in the idyllic rustic surroundings of the Clare Valley.

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 Andrew has always sought to make wines of intensity of varietal fruit flavours and definitive regional character; wines which are balanced and elegant. Andrew has travelled extensively and spent vintage in France in order to develop his understanding of the great wines of the world, and is now internationally famous for making wines with that combine the rare feat of drinkability in their youth with the capacity to age.

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 Jane`s commitment to the wine industry has seen her take an active role in the Clare Winemakers Association, the group which promotes the area as a whole. In this role she was instrumental in initiating the Clare Gourmet Weekend as the first of its kind in Australia. This is a celebration of food and wine in the idyllic rustic surroundings of the Clare Valley.

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About this product +

Producer >

Run by Andrew and Jane Mitchell and their son Angus, this winery has gone from strength to strength since its inauguration in 1975. Sited 120 kilometres north of Adelaide and standing at 80 ha of sustainably farmed vineyard, the estate is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading Riesling producers as well as being highly respected for their Semillon and intensely flavoured, well structured, long lived reds. Their grapes come from four main vineyard sites in the Clare Valley where the altitude ranges from 300-450 metres which allows the fruit to ripen more slowly and evenly with drops from 40˚C during the day to 1˚C at night being common during the main ripening months. Soils are primarily loam over limestone. No artificial herbicides or pesticides are used in the vineyards.

Viticulture >

Sited 120 kilometres north of Adelaide the estate covers 80 hectares of vineyard. The grapes come from four main vineyard sites in the Clare Valley where the altitude ranges from 300-450 metres with drops in temperature from 40°C during the day to 1°C at night being common during the main ripening months. Soils are

Winemaking >

A late start to the growing season due to cool and wet weather, the wettest year since 2000 with 1000mm of rain. This led to a later start to vintage. The vines were in great condition with strong canopies and fruit was of a high quality across the board.

Awards +

95 pts Andrew Caillard - The Vintage Journal
93 pts Halliday Wine Companion

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