The name Coulthard is in recognition of the Willson family ancestors who arrived in South Australia from England aboard the HMS Buffalo in 1836.
Cabernet has a very long history in Langhorne Creek and is one of the original red varietals that established the region. This fruit was grown on ancient alluvial flood plain soil, traditional to this area and as a result of an individual parcel selection, has allowed us to show the pure varietal expression of Langhorne Creek Cabernet.
Individual Cabernet parcels were fermented separately in small open fermenters to allow excellent extraction of colour and flavour. Each batch was matured in a combination of new and older French and American oak barriques for 18 months.
It displays a classic ripe cassis aroma with supportive savoury notes. A well balanced palate showing ripe dark fruits enhanced by a silky textural finish.
Bremerton Wines & Bremerton Vineyards are part of the Willson family owned company, Bremerton Vintners Pty Ltd, in the geographical region of Langhorne Creek in South Australia. Langhorne Creek is unique in that it sits on the rich soil of the Bremer River flood plain and is known as a cool climate region, relatively disease free and a producer of exceptionally high and consistent quality fruit. Fresh cool evening breezes from Lake Alexandrina provide a microclimate of mild to warm summer days and cool evenings, perfect for the long ripening of the grapes producing intense and sought after cool climate flavours. The area was first settled in the 1850's when Frank Potts, an English shipwright, took up a track of land and planted grapes. The district grew to 450 hectares of vineyard until 1990 when expansion began, taking it to approx. 6000ha “ the second largest grape growing region in South Australia. Today the range can vary up to 18 wines, a third of which are exclusive to the Cellar Door and Bremerton Wine Society. Now with 120 ha of high quality vineyards and a modern winery, our wine production has increased from 680 dozen in 1993 to 23,000 dozen in 2005 and now fluctuates between 34-40,000 dozen. Sales cover all major states of Australia with exports to the UK, Hong Kong, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, Brazil, the Netherlands, China, Philippines and Dubai.
NED GOODWIN - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
I rather like Cabernet's nuanced expression along the Fleurieu. Despite the intense heat at times, the maritime influence seems to tame the billows of dark fruit flavours, edging them persuasively away from jammy flavours while delivering stern, stiff-upper lipped tannins; graphite mineral bite; saline acidity and plenty of comeuppance when quality oak, as with here, is used.'