Cape Barren Wines first vintage was in 1999, and the philosophy has and always will be to source the very highest quality of grapes, from regions most suited to each variety, and then craft exceptional world class wines of outstanding value. Their reds are produced from the world renowned McLaren Vale region, from vines older than 45 years, and up to 120 years old. These seriously old vines produce wines of supreme concentration and complexity not seen in younger vines.
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Sourced from three vineyards 45-70yo, crushed separately, 8 days on skins in upright static fermenters, twice-daily pumpovers, run off skins at 2 degrees baume. It's medium-bodied, reflecting the freshness of the fruit and its pliable texture. Oak and tannins both do what is expected of them.