Premium Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is a speciality of Helm Wines and the Canberra District is perfectly suited to growing this wonderful variety. This wine is made from the wonderful contracted neighbours (Lustenberger) vineyard planted in 1996 . Helm Wines has been successfully making Cabernet sauvignon and Cabernet blends since 1979 and has attracted numerous wine show awards and favourable critic reviews. The Helm Premium Cabernet sauvignon is only released when this vineyard produces perfect fruit,  and after the long two years plus maturation in French oak, then bench marked against some of Australia’s best Cabernets.

 

The Grapes  

The 2019 vintage was one of extreme driest and coldest winter on record with many mornings at -7c and occasionally-9C.

Low Spring rain and then storms in December with over 60mm was welcomed and topped up water supplies. Very hot January, with storms and then the normal cool autumn ensured a stand out vintage.

The Wine

The deep red hue is typical of Cabernet from the Canberra District, with a rich berry and spicy bouquet. An outstanding wine of soft tannins, rich dark fruit and cherry palate with balanced oak tannins. After cold soaking and 25% whole bunch fermentation, it is a selection of the best casks over two+ years in French oak. Enjoy now or cellar to 2035.

Very similar to the great 2018 vintage.

Cellar for

Helm Premium Cabernet sauvignon is an outstanding single vineyard wine which will cellar for 15-20 years.

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Vintage 2019
Winemaker Ken Helm
Region Canberra District
Harvested April 2019
Bottled November 2021
Alcohol 13.5%
Maturation French new and old oak