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Simon Hackett Hills View Cabernet Sauvignon

Simon Hackett Hills View Cabernet Sauvignon

Plum and cherry flavours and long, soft dusty tannins combine to make a warm, rich yet balanced elegant wine

Simon Hackett was born and raised in the Barossa Valley where his family have been connected with the wine trade for many generations. – four generations of the Hackett family followed agricultural pursuits in South Australia. Simon worked at Saltram’s, in the Barossa, before moving to McLaren Vale in 1973 where he cut his teeth working at Southern Vales Cooperative Winery (now Tatachilla) eventually becoming senior wine maker. Simon’s privately owned winery is situated at the entrance to McLaren Vale in Budgen road and it is here where he hand crafts his wines in small open top fermenters and gently nurtures them in a combination of French and Oak barriques. Much of his fruit is sourced from dry grown vineyards with ancient, gnarled vines. Yields are very small and his entire annual production rarely exceeds 10,000 cases. Today Hackett sources grapes from the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills regions of South Australia. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 10 months in 2nd fill American oak barrels.

This dry and full bodied wine is deep red in colour and the youthful flavour of the wine is complemented by the full, fine palate which is enhanced by maturation in American oak hosgheads and a light tannin finish.

Fruit was machine harvested during the cool night conditions.

The parcels were fermented separately in stainless steel vertical fermenters on premium french oak for 4-6 days between 26-30ºC. Teh wine was then pressed at 1 Baume and left to ferment until dry, then racked onto French oak for malolactic fermentation. Wine was then clarified via centrifuge into stainless steel storage with the addition of premium French oak staves for approximately 4 months. Once these parcels were completed the final blend was created and prepared for bottling.

Enjoy with rich pasta dishes, roast beef or a juicy steak

To look at our full range of Simon Hackett product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/simon-hackett/

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Simon Hackett Hills View Cabernet Sauvignon – a great estate wine

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: Cabernet SauvignonRegion: South Australia, McLaren ValeVintage: 2020Grape Details: Cabernet SauvignonSKU: SIMON04

£15.49 a bottle

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Simon Hackett

Simon Hackett was born and raised in the Barossa Valley where his family have been connected with the wine trade for many generations. His great uncle attended Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1860 and later his father graduated from the inaugural Oenology course from the same college in 1938. Today Simon’s winery is situated at the entrance to the McLaren Vale in Budgen Road and it is here that he hand crafts his wines in small open top fermenters, gently nurturing them in a combination of French and American oak barriques. Simon has never been afraid to tackle less common varietals and much of his fruit is sourced from dry grown vineyards with ancient gnarled old vines. His refreshingly citrus Semillon is a real eye opener whilst his Old Vine Grenache is one of the most delicious we’ve ever tasted, although obviously we are biased! Yields are often very small and his entire annual production rarely exceeds ten thousand cases.

McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale is predominately a red wine region, producing some of the best red wines in South Australia. Vineyards were first planted in the mid 1800s. One of the early pioneers Thomas Hardy established a business that evolved to BRL Hardy, one of the largest wine companies in the country. The region also has a healthy number of boutique wineries that consistently make fine wines and experiment with different wine styles. The climate is warm to hot with dry summers, and benefits from cooling breezes from the St Vincent Gulf. The main wine styles: Red – Shiraz (rich, ripe & generous), Cabernet Sauvignon; White – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Probably the world’s most famous red grape variety. Originated from Bordeaux and has been present in Australia since 1832.

Wherever it has been planted the resulting wine has developed its own identity yet it is always recognisable. Although it will vary in intensity the aroma will always be dominated by berry characteristics in the classic wines and the tannins will be firm or textured and soften with age. Cabernet Sauvignon is high in acid and tannin and remains fresh for many years. It can be earthy and display strong blackcurrant flavours. The naturally high tannin and inherent complexity mean all Cabernet Sauvignons will improve with age.

Coonawarra, with its prized ‘terra rossa’ soils, Margaret River, Mount Barker (Great Southern) and Yarra Valley regions are considered the premium Cabernet Sauvignon areas in Australia.

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