2017 EDEN VALLEY
The PUMPA is a blend of Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Tempranillo varieties. Named as a tribute to Len PUMPA and his fellow Eden Valley Vignerons who pioneered and persisted in one of Australia's most challenging but rewarding viticultural regions. Eden Valley had a mix of British and continental European settlers that tried their hand at grape-growing. When times were tough particularly in the 1920s many turned away from viticulture, however the Prussian settlers like Len PUMPA persisted in the face of difficulty, preserving the vineyard resources we are custodians of today.
Region: Eden Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon 90%,
Cabernet Sauvignon 2.25 - 2.75 t/acre
Maturation: 15 Months in a mix of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads
Cellaring: Optimum Year 2028
Lifted dark-cherry, blackcurrant and wild-herbs typify the aroma. The palate is rich, juicy and rounded with ripe chewy tannins, finishing with a lovely freshness. This wine is approachable now but will continue to gain complexity as it matures.
Vineyard | Region
Cabernet Sauvignion 20 year-old vines | Central Eden Valley sub-region
Cabernet Sauvignon 30 year-old vines | Central Eden Valley sub-region
Cabernet Sauvignon 3rd to 5th April 2017
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