Reschke Vitulus Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 is considered one of the best vintages for decades. Coonawarra experienced good winter and spring rainfall, advancing early budburst, with minimal frost concern. Vine canopy was pleasing while fruit set was naturally reduced by wind. Warmer temperatures from November to February helped ripening before temperatures moderated providing cool nights to slow the ripening. The dry, mild weather patterns during ripening permitted less intervention and allowed a deep flavour profile to develop the classic, cool climate, savoury Cabernet aromas, with structure to age. Ultimately an early harvest produced intense dark fruit with rich tannins.