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The Pugilist Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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The Pugilist Cabernet Sauvignon

The Pugilist Cabernet Sauvignon on the nose shows an array of perfumed characters such as violets, oregano & thyme, along with glacé cherry aromas. Sweet ripe cherry fruit dominates the front palate which then develops into a more savoury wine, showing earthiness, toasted spices and lovely dried herb characters.

The Pugilist is sourced from 2 vineyard sites in Langhorne Creek, both of which are above the flood plain. Soils are of sandy loam with some iron rich red soils. Both vineyards are trellised and spur pruned to produce low yields which ensure balance and flavour.

Precise varietal expression and balance are what they seek to achieve and so picking time is of utmost importance. They pick just as flavours are approaching their peak rather than let them get over-ripe. They retain whole berries in the ferment for vibrancy and they press relatively early to avoid astringent tannins

Wild & Wilder is all about good clean fun. Working hand in hand with their merry (in a good season) band of growers, they craft wines of supreme quality but don’t take it all too seriously.

Great fruit, grown by great people and made with a lot of love by people that know that wine is all about the good times, delicious food and creating great memories. Founded by Giles Cooke MW & Fergal Tynan MW, who also make the Thistledown wines, the mundane is just not in their DNA. Being involved in every stage of the winemaking process from bud burst to bottle means that every bottle from Wild & Wilder is an experience you’ll want to try again. Highlights this year include the 2017 Courtesan Riesling from a year that some are calling the greatest Clare vintage ever. Arriving in April, Wild & Wilder are living up to their name by introducing the rule-breaking Tabula Rasa #V17R – a non-varietal red sold in a 500ml bottle with a crown seal. Curious? You should be!

The Pugilist Cabernet Sauvignon

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