Matilda’s Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon
Matilda’s Ghost is a tribute to the Australian spirit, as recounted in the bush ballad “Waltzing Matilda” by Banjo Paterson. The song narrates the story of that iconic Australian Larrikin, “The Swagman”, who, having stolen a jumbuck (a crime punishable by hanging), is discovered camped by a billabong by the sheep’s owner and three policeman. Rather than be captured and face an acrimonious death, he jumped into the water and drowned himself. Legend has it that his ghost still haunts the site to this day.
Notes from the winemaker: The Matilda’s Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon has been sourced entirely from vineyards on terra rossa soil at the southern end of Coonawarra. This fruit was fermented in 10-tonne static fermenters with half the blend spending extended time on skins before maturation for 18 months in superfine French oak barrels from Sylvain, Taransaud and St Martin Cooperages.
Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Plum red with purple hues
Ripe blackcurrant, hints of mint and tobacco oak
Fruit basket with a savoury tobacco oak, staining blackcurrant and plums with shadows of mint. Full body, grippy tight tannins that feed branches for cherry fruit to hang off.
Can be enjoyed upon release but will benefit from careful cellaring
Ideal with venison cooked rare with roasted potatoes or eye fillet on sauteed wild mushrooms
2019 China Wine & Spirits Awards (Best Value)
Previous Awards for 2016 vintage
2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition
2018 China Wine & Spirits Awards
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