Wine "Koonunga Hill" Shiraz Cabernet, 2016
Wine of deep garnet-purple color.
The taste of wine is full bodied, bright, with dominant fruity flavor, velvety tannins and a long, attractive finish.
The wine has an enticing aroma, drop notes of ripe plums and black cherries, tar and liquorice nuances.
Wine will be perfect pair gnocchi with beef stew, eggplant parmesan, Moroccan pie with lamb, blends perfectly with the rich Mediterranean dishes based on tomatoes.
The line "Koonunga Hill" is named after one of the company's Penfolds vineyards, located in the Barossa Valley. Wines of this line fully reflect affordable and very decent wine style and philosophy Penfolds on which winemakers choose the best sites with berries and produce consistently high-quality wines each vintage. Beginning with the first issue of "Koonunga Hill" (Shiraz Cabernet) in 1976, the popularity and reputation of the brand is growing steadily.
Wine "Koonung Hill" Shiraz Cabernet is created from premium grapes from vineyards in South Australia, including McLaren Vale, Barossa and the Limestone Coast. Blend of wines made in the traditional Australian style: Shiraz gives the wine a fleshy fruit flavor, while the Cabernet Sauvignon provides a fine-grained tannins and balanced structure. After fermentation, the majority of the wine matured for 12 months in American and French oak barrels, and a smaller component was kept in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fruitiness in the spotlight. Staying true to its roots and style, "Koonunga Hill" Shiraz Cabernet shows steady progress from vintage to vintage. Increasing the aroma and richness of fruit, smoothness and depth of this wine develops outstanding storability in the medium term. Thus, the 2012 vintage will be developed until 2019. In 2002, the wine "Koonunga Hill" Shiraz Cabernet was included in "Top 50 New World Wines" from "Decanter".
Vineyards "Koonunga Hill" is located in South Australia. This region is one of the six states of Australia, which has long been involved in wine production and produces about half of the alcohol production of the country every year. In addition to quantity, the region is famous also the high quality of wines, especially from the varieties Shiraz, Riesling, Chardonnay, Grenache, as well as less common Semillon, Tempranillo and Verdello. Especially popular are the powerful red wines, most of which are made from grapes Shiraz. White wine is not strong southern Australia, but the exception is a world-class Riesling grapes, which is widely cultivated in the continent in the last few decades. Chardonnay is also popular and gaining new territory under vines. The climate of the region is dependent on two large bays that bring coolness from the ocean inland. Murray River also significantly cools the hot days and evens out temperature differences. In South Australia, the altitude varies almost up to 600 m, which allows to combine incompatible - to grow in one region such a variety of varieties as Chardonnay, which requires coolness and freshness, and Shiraz, which is more versatile and reliable.
Penfolds company has more than 165 years of experience in the field of winemaking. With its established it firmly established in the Australian market, has established itself as a quality manufacturer with an excellent reputation. Years of experience has allowed the members of the company to create a unique and distinctive wine "Penfolds style", which can rightly be proud of and pass on to future generations.