Pumpa 2019
Eden Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

$29.00

Deep crimson in colour, with a mixed array of dark-cherry, cedar and wild forest herb aromas. The palate is fleshy and rounded, with ripe chewy tannins, finishing with a buoyant freshness. This wine is approachable now but will continue to gain complexity as it matures.

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Grape Variety:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 88%
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  • Shiraz 12%

Technical Details:

  • Alcohol 14.5%
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  • pH 3.65
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  • Acidity 6.0 g/L
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  • Residual sugar: nil

Vineyards:

  • Central Eden Valley 20 year-old vines
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  • Angaston Eden Valley 30+ year-old vines

The blocks were individually hand harvested, destemmed and fermented in small 1 and 2 tonne open-fermenters. A combination of hand plunging and pumping-over cap management techniques were employed throughout the fermentation. Extended skin-maceration occurred for up to 8 days post dryness before being pressed off and matured in a mix of new and seasoned oak hogsheads. Matured on full yeast lees for 12 months prior to being assembled, naturally clarified and bottled without finings or filtration.

The PUMPA is a blend of Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Named as a tribute to Len PUMPA and his fellow Eden Valley Vignerons who pioneered and persisted in one of Australia’s most challenging but rewarding viticultural regions.
Eden Valley had a mix of British and European settlers that tried their hand at grape-growing. When times were tough particularly in the 1920s many turned away from viticulture, however the Prussian settlers like Len PUMPA persisted in the face of difficulty, preserving with the vineyard resources we are custodians of today.

Optimum year 2027

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