Balnaves is a small family owned wine company in the heart of the famous Coonawarra Terra Rossa strip and they are very proud of the wines they produce.
The awards they win are testament to their commitment to quality and never ending quest to produce the best wines.
1. Balnaves wines are 100% Coonawarra, and produced exclusively from fruit grown by the Balnaves Family in Coonawarra.
2. Our aim is to produce consistently high quality wines from fruit sourced from our own Coonawarra vineyards, reflecting the unique flavours, character and quality of fruit grown in this area, as well as the variation of seasons in this cool climate area.
3. Our winemaking philosophy is to maximize and build complexity and structure in all the wines. Rather than focus on simple varietal fruit characters, the wines show complex fruit oak and tannin aromas, and rich yet fine palate structures, with noticeable texture as well as flavour on the finish.
4. Our wines are made to be aged and are best after several years of cellaring. The wines are made to accompany food and are best enjoyed with food, which highlights the mouthfeel qualities which our wines produce.
Medium - dark red colour, purple hue.
Composed of Cabernet Sauvignon from Avery and Vortmann vineyards (72%) with an unusually high Merlot component (28%) for this vintage from Rise and Avery Blocks.
The nose in complex, with a cooler vintage look fresh cassis with chocolate mint aromas and cedary French oak. The palate is medium bodied, dark elderberry fruit and textured tannin structure, more elegant than previous vintages.
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