Equivalent bottle price £16.04
Cadus Wines focus mainly on vineyards within the Uco Valley region. The grapes for this wine are sourced from Gualtallary in Tupungato, a micro-region within the high altitude Valle de Uco. Tupungato sits between 1300 - 1400masl and is known for its alluvial soils thanks to water erosion of the Andes Mountains overs thousands of years. It's an extremely dry place with wide thermal amplitude during the day, creating a very distinctive and character rich microclimate. The sandy textured soils run quite deep and limestone and minerals which provide good drainage and encourage richly coloured and highly structured wines. 80% of the wine has been aged in French oak for 12 months (10% new, the rest in 2nd & 3rd use). The yield is 6,000 kg/Ha limiting production been to just 13,000 bottles.
Very rich, with deep cassise and black currant fruit, this wine is a full bodied yet wonderfully elegant Cabernet. The palate displays great purity of fruit with gentle spice from the French oak which helps frame the wine rather than overpower it. The finish is long and fresh with great acidity and balance.
Juicy steak or lamb but also fabulous at the end of the meal with firm cheeses.