2016 The Mathematician Cabernet Sauvignon
The Mathematician is a result of carefully placing natural variables and winemaking constants in the formula of making wine. 2016 was a relatively dry season with consistent temperatures from January onwards which allowed for a slow but ideal ripening season. The fruit was handpicked once the grapes reached optimum flavour and tannin ripeness with perfect balance of sugars and natural acidity. Fermentation lasted twelve-days, during which hand plunging was carried out four times a day. A 30-day post ferment maceration was carried out to achieve a level of tannin structure for the maturation phase of 24 months which was carried out in 100% new French oak.
Vine age: 25 +years
Growing degree days: 1550
Soil type: Terra rossa clay over limestone
Baume: 15.5 Be
Ferment Temperature: 25°C to 28°C
Barrel usage: 100% French
Cellaring potential: 10 + years
Wrattonbully is a temperature region, well suited for the production of high-quality red wines that lies between Padthaway and Coonawarra in the terra rossa-rich soils rolling hill country of South Australia’s Naracoorte Ranges. It is an award-winning region and home to around 50 grape growers and 20 wine producers. The Wrattonbully region has very unique characteristics that gain attention from winemakers all over the world.