At the southern end of the Barossa near Mount Crawford there is a magnificent property established over 150 years ago, the entrance marked by two grand pillars - Corryton Park. One of the highest and coolest sites in the Barossa region, it provides perfect conditions for creating world class Cabernet with finesse, depth and complexity. The 2016 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon is a combination of excellent fruit sourced from both the Corryton Park vineyard and specially selected complementary parcels from the Barossa Valley floor.
The 2016 vintage in the Barossa is regarded as a very good to exceptional year for reds following a cool winter and spring, with lower than average rainfall followed by a warm summer. The mild February and March allowed for a smooth harvest and good flavour development.
The Corryton Park Vineyards is always picked as small, separate batches which are crushed and fermented separately to highlight the innate variations between different clonal plantings and microclimates across the vineyard. After primary fermentation, the wines are carefully evaluated and several parcels are selected to remain on skins for up to 30 days for a process called extended maceration – which sees the wines develop richness of flavour and softening of tannins. After pressing and racking the wine was matured in French oak hogsheads for a minimum of 18 months.
Appearance: Deep dark purple with a bright purple hue
Bouquet: Cassis,black forest cake, dark chocolate, tomato leaf and cedar
Palate: A powerful wine, the palate is textural and luscious, with chocolate and berry flavours, supported with fine tannin.