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Massena Macero Cabernet 2018

Special Price $80.00 Regular Price $85.00
A dense, rich, chewy Cabernet sourced from exceptional vineyards and which ideally needs a bit of time in the cellar. Whole berries were fermented and gently basket pressed into a combination of old and new French oak. The wine was matured on lees in barrel to build texture. The palate and tannins are firm, so decant if you are going to drink soon. Flavours and aromas of cassis, dark chocolate and spice. Monumental.
Massena Macero Cabernet
Wine Specs
Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2018
Winery
Winemaker
Jaysen Collins
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2035
Bling
97pts Sam Kim, 94pts James Halliday, 93pts Kim Brebach, 92pts Real Review
Alcohol %
14.5
Closure
Cork
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No

In a scene that today seems almost as bizarre as Donald Trump becoming POTUS, a patch of 60-year-old Shiraz vines in the North-Western Greenock district of the Barossa was close to being bulldozed. With a lot of love for the Barossa’s old vines and perhaps a dash of foresight, mates Dan and Jaysen lobbied the grower to sell the fruit to them instead, and the “Eleventh Hour” Shiraz was born. It’s racked up plenty of accolades over the last decade or so. Massena also produces rippingly good wines from Riesling, Viognier, Mataro, Saperavi, Tan-nat, Durif, Barbera and Primitivo...

Barossa Valley, SA

Region

Barossa Valley, SA

Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regi ...
Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. Warm and dry, it is renowned for producing the distinctive Barossa Shiraz, a full-bodied red with notes of chocolate and spice. The valleys and sloping hills create several temperature ranges. But in summer, take it from us: it's just plain hot. The soils range from clay and loam in the cooler areas to the classically South Australian sand and red-brown loam in the valleys. Irrigation is often required, but with water supply an increasing problem, many growers are practicing dryland farming, relying on what falls from the sky and clings from night fog. Coupl ... Read Full Article
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is unmistakably one of the world's most recognised red wine varieties. ...
Cabernet Sauvignon is unmistakably one of the world's most recognised red wine varieties. It is produced in most major wine growing regions across the world, from the banks of the Gironde in France to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, to the valleys of California where it overtook the Zinfandel variety on it's rise to glory. Since the late 1800s Australia has definitely proven itself in the world of the humble 'Cab Sauv'. Speaking locally, I turn the page on my desk copy of Halliday's 'Wine Atlas of Australia & New Zealand', to read: 'Whichever yardstick one adopts, Coonawarra produces most of Australia's great Cabernet Sauvignon.' Proud Parents Cabern ... Read Full Article
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Massena

Winery

Massena

Region: Barossa ValleyProprieter: Dan Standish and Jaysen CollinsEstablished: 1999Address: ...
Region: Barossa ValleyProprieter: Dan Standish and Jaysen CollinsEstablished: 1999Address:PO Box 643AngastonSouth Australia, 5352 With dedicated growers in the North Western Barossa areas of Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill, Massena sources fruit from dry farmed, low yielding vines up to 120 years of age. Whilst they work mostly with traditional Barossa varieties Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro from these growers, they are also trialling new varieties such as Durif, Barbera, Dolcetto, Roussanne, Saperavi and Tannat. Read Full Article
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Barossa Valley, SA
Barossa Valley, SA

Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. Warm and dry, it is renowned for producing the distinctive Barossa Shiraz, a full-bodied red with notes of chocolate and spice. The valleys and sloping hills create several temperature ranges. But in summer, take it from us: it's just plain hot.

The soils range from clay and loam in the cooler areas to the classically South Australian sand and red-brown loam in the valleys. Irrigation is often required, but with water supply an increasing problem, many growers are practicing dryland farming, relying on what falls from the sky and clings from night fog. Couple this with the number of very old vines in the region (which produce limited quantities of grapes), and the result is fruit with deeply concentrated flavour which quickly ripen. A great foundation for some of the world's most acclaimed reds.

History

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Massena
Massena

Region: Barossa Valley
Proprieter: Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins
Established: 1999
Address:
PO Box 643
Angaston
South Australia, 5352

With dedicated growers in the North Western Barossa areas of Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill, Massena sources fruit from dry farmed, low yielding vines up to 120 years of age. Whilst they work mostly with traditional Barossa varieties Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro from these growers, they are also trialling new varieties such as Durif, Barbera, Dolcetto, Roussanne, Saperavi and Tannat.

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Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is unmistakably one of the world's most recognised red wine varieties. It is produced in most major wine growing regions across the world, from the banks of the Gironde in France to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, to the valleys of California where it overtook the Zinfandel variety on it's rise to glory. Since the late 1800s Australia has definitely proven itself in the world of the humble 'Cab Sauv'. Speaking locally, I turn the page on my desk copy of Halliday's 'Wine Atlas of Australia & New Zealand', to read: 'Whichever yardstick one adopts, Coonawarra produces most of Australia's great Cabernet Sauvignon.'

Proud Parents

Cabernet Sauvignon was born in the 17th century in an accidental parenting mix-up and is the spawn of a Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc entanglement which occurred in south western France. (Which reminds of a joke where a Chihuahua and a Pug walked out a bar one day..) Immediately its popularity amongst winemakers increased as its
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