2021 Patrick of Coonawarra Méthode Cabernet Eucalypt11688
VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon
REGION: Coonawarra, SA
WINEMAKER: Luke Tocaciu
Terroir-fyingly good... This trial tests the hypothesis that vineyards amongst gum trees take on some aroma and flavour of Eucalyptus. Grapes were mechanically harvested in close proximity to Red Gums into 1T bins. The resultant wine showed significantly increased Eucalyptus aroma and flavour. This matured into a distinctly Australian Cabernet Sauvignon that expresses the environment and place in which it was grown.
The new Méthode Series from Patrick of Coonawarra is a fresh approach from Coonawarra's ascending star, Luke Tocaciu. Minimal intervention but clean and bright with a focus on scientific experimentation rather than rolling the dice. The wines are approachable but also push boundaries.