ReWine has captured everything that is great about Cabernet and Yarra. Elegant, cool, long and subtle. There is some nice cassis and violets with clean acid. This wine will develop complexity over the next 10 years. Serve it with charcuterie.
ReWine is a “French Negociant” style business. Owner Marshall buys completed wines from great producers across Australia but if necessary he will blend wines to make a better product. Sustainability is a focus of ReWine and most of the wines are sold in refillable bottles.
A region that is just too big to generalise about. The difference between Upper and Lower Yarra can be the ability to ripen some grapes or not. Great wines are made in the Yarra but it is best to know the producers.
The main grape of Bordeaux’s left bank. Cabernet is late ripening and full of acid and tannin. The great wines are structured but finessed with beautiful cassis, violets and it also transmits the flavours of the soil it is grown in really well. Cabernet isn’t a drink now variety, it really needs 10 or more years to show its best. But when you get there, WOW! Often blended with Merlot, Cabernet Franc or in Australia Shiraz to fill out its mid-palate referred to as the ‘Cabernet doughnut’.