Nugan Stompers Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
New South Wales
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The story of Nugan Estate spans over 80 years, three generations, and displays determination, passion and grit. In 1938, Alfredo and Annelise Nugan fled their home village of Alcira, Spain and migrated to Australia. As immigrants they brought with them aspects of European culture including the enjoyment of wine. Nugan Estate completed their first commercial vintage in 2000. The family built a state-of-the-art winery that was completed in 2002, sourcing wine grapes from premium vineyards in the Riverina, King Valley, Langhorne Creek, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, and Wrattonbully regions.
Today, Nugan Estate is owned and operated by Alfredo and Annelise’s grandson, Matthew Nugan. Matthew maintains the family traditions and shares their passion for good wine. Matthew has been integral in the growth of the family business since 1984.
This Cabernet Sauvignon shows both varietal character and the warmth of this warm inland region. Pronounced ripe fruit and spice, plump red and black berries, menthol, eucalyptus, cedar and some vanillin from oak. The palate is weightly and muscular with bold tannins and lots of concentration.
Mild temperatures at the beginning of the season provide a long ripening period which allow for slow even ripening. Additionally to this, is the development of high quality fruit. The grapes are harvested, destemmed and chilled. Fermentation takes place in small static fermenters. After this, the wine is pressed and put into a combination of French and American oak barrels for a further 12 months maturation.
This wine was a wonderful surprise for us. We noted full-bodied ripe dark fruit, a hint of spice and vanilla. Although it notes there is bold tannins, we did not encounter them. 🙂 this wine will have a definite place on my favourites list.