Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc Gift pack
Same grapes, same winemaker, but two very different wines.
This opportunity doesn't come around every day. In fact we've never seen it before.
These are two wines from a small boutique vineyard in the heart of the Yarra Valley. They are the same vintage, the same grapes and the same blend: Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (60/40). The only difference is that one has been made in French oak barrels and the other in amphoras - clay pots originally used in Old-world European winemaking.. And believe us when we say the difference is astounding.
Using indigenous yeasts, minimal intervention and no fining or filtering, these two natural wines showcase what is possible when great fruit and natural techniques are expertly crafted into beautiful wine using two polar opposite techniques.
Whichever you prefer, if you’re at all interested in wine, you’ll relish this chance to experience just how the winemaking process influences flavour and how a wine can evolve over the course of hours and days.
Who knows when an opportunity like this might come again?
Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Blend 2019 'Amphora' - The use of amphora in creating this wine feels to us that it has enabled an honest cohesion of the two varietals. As the terracotta does not typically impart its own flavours the fruits are given the liberty to be themselves, encouraging a sense of playfulness. Minerality, bright fruit and a big line of acid are in the spotlight here. It is best decanted or at least allowed to breathe for a minimum of an hour to allow the subtleties to pop. You can expect this little number to take on a life of its own as it continues to open up and evolve over the course of hours and days (day two was our favourite). As the acid takes backstage, the fruit steps into the limelight and begins a mesmerizing and enduring dance. This is an alluring and sexy drop we wanted to make last as looong as possible and with its sizeable length this was easily done.
This is a light to medium bodied red with a high level of acids and great legs. Beautifully balanced with super fine chewy tannins. The mouth feel is something to experience; cherry, white pepper, pronounced minerality with a lingering chilli kick that tangos on the tongue.
Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Blend 2019 'French Oak' - All the flavour benefits of Cabernet Sauvignon with the lightness and spice of Cabernet Franc. We found this drop had more of a delicious punch than a lingering savour. The spices were like stumbling upon a brass band marching in all its glory. Combine this with gutsy herbaceousness, fruit and dusty tannins, this cab combination proved to be a delectable treat. It is hard to believe that this is the same wine as the amphora. The oak has tamed the acid, delivering a much more traditional wine. While we fell in love with the journey that the amphora took us on, this oaked version is fast proving to be one of our more popular wines with our customers.
This is a light to medium bodied red with fine dusty tannins. Flavours of dark plum, cherry, bell pepper and white pepper with a tiny sprinkle of chocolate and minerality. This gift pack comes with one of each wine and as with all of our wines, they are vegan friendly.
Shipping is charged at a flat rate of $9 per case (maximum 12 bottles per case) to anywhere in Australia - excluding NT/TAS/WA which cost a flat rate of $20 per case.
Your order will be dispatched from our warehouse in Gisborne, Victoria within 1-2 business days. The transit times below are based on Australia Post's estimates and may vary depending on your exact location.
VIC: 1-2 business days
NSW: 3-5 business days
SA: 3-5 business days
ACT: 3-5 business days
QLD: 4-6 business days
WA: 7-10 business days
NT: 6-11+ business days
TAS: 4-7 business days
We're confident you'll love our wine, but if you don't then we'll happily refund you.