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  • Lovely balanced red and black fruits
  • Beautiful fruit weight and nicely integrated oak
  • A splash of Cabernet Franc was included for added complexity

Tasting Notes

Colour Purple-Red
Nose Aromatic cassis and blackberry fruit with a touch of mint, bramble, dark chocolate and cigar box.
Palate Dense nicely ripened forest berry fruit with medium weight and extract. The wine finishes gently with integrated, creamy oak and soft, lingering chalky tannins.
Food Pairing Slow cooked beef ribs, wild mushroom risotto, aged cheddar and wood-fired pizza.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes Ageing Potential: Likely lifespan 2025+
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region Mount Benson
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Norfolk Rise
This beautiful vineyard is located in the emerging wine region of Mount Benson on South Australia’s Limestone Coast where the climate is cool due to consistent, year-round sea breezes that serve to moderate temperatures. Combine these cool, maritime micro climatic conditions with a free draining terra rossa soil profile and you have an excellent environment for premium grape production.

With Winemaker Dan Berrigan, Vineyard Manager George Andrews, Lab Technician Beverly Sandow and Cellar Hand Matt Cooper the future of Norfolk Rise is in good hands. The state of the art winery that the vineyard estate surrounds was built in 2000 and was put together using some of the most advanced equipment available. This provides the team at Norfolk Rise with an innovative, free flowing and efficient winery upon which they effectively apply their winemaking philosophy.

To embrace, then express, the unique characteristics of our vineyard. These 100 estate grown wines are characterised by clear, varietal definition, an elegant flavour and structure profile with a fruit driven complexity.
Mount Benson
Mount Benson is a unique coastal geographical indication situated approximately 300 kilometres from Adelaide and halfway between the historic townships of Kingston SE and Robe in the south-east of South Australia. As part of the greater Limestone Coast wine region, Mount Benson is cousin to other well-known winegrowing regions including Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, Penola, Mount Gambier and Robe.
With the region’s first grapes planted in the 1980s, the local farmers were well attuned to Mount Benson’s unique and rugged climatic conditions. These grapes would later make way for the region’s own style of delicate, cool-climate, maritime-influenced wines which have already begun to make waves within a very competitive Australian wine industry. This is the sense of place wineries in the region aim to convey in each bottle of wine they produce.


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