LONGHORN PEAK 2018
A PLUSH, FRUITY BLEND OF SHIRAZ AND CABERNET SAUVIGNON, WITH FRAGRANT, LIFTED AROMAS THAT SHOW DISTINCTIVE LANGHORNE CREEK CHARACTER. BURSTING WITH JUICY MULBERRY, BLACK CHERRY & BLACKBERRY, WITH A TOUCH OF CABERNET LEAFINESS, A TELLTALE HINT OF REGIONAL EUCALYPT, AND A SOFT LINGERING FINISH.
With its majestic gums, deep, alluvial soils, and maritime climate, Langhorne Creek holds a special place in our hearts. So much so, that we affectionately refer to it as ‘the land of milk and honey’. Conjured images of cows and bees roaming the unique, dead-flat natural floodplain, have in turn inspired Longhorn Peak, a fanciful label for a serious wine.
Sourced from Liz and Guy Adams’ celebrated Metala Vineyard, this blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the soft, plush, fragrant fruit on which the region has built its name.
VINEYARD SOURCE: Sourced from Liz and Guy Adams’ celebrated Metala Vineyard in Langhorne Creek, South Australia.
GRAPE VARIETY: 70% Shiraz | 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
WINEMAKING: Gentle handling during fermentation on skins for optimum extraction of flavour, and soft, balanced tannins. Minimal oak influence has allowed for full expression of regional character.
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol: 14.5% | Acidity: 5.7 g/L | pH: 3.59
PEAK DRINKING: Enjoyable on release or will gain further complexity with careful short-term cellaring.
FOOD MATCH: Great with barbecued rib-eye with crispy rosemary potatoes, pepperoni pizza, spaghetti Bolognese, or grilled lamb cutlets with fresh mint sauce.
COLOUR: Rich purple with crimson hues.
NOSE: Fragrant, lifted aromas show distinctive Langhorne Creek character, with juicy mulberry, black cherry and blackberry, a touch of Cabernet leafiness and a telltale hint of regional eucalypt.
PALATE: A fruit focused wine with a soft, plush mouthfeel and a fine tannin finish with lingering, mouthwatering flavour.