Pumpa 2020
Eden Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

$29.00

Crimson in colour, displaying seductive dark cherry, wild forest herb and hints of sandlewood aromas. The palate is fleshy and rounded, with ripe chewy tannins, finishing with a upbeat freshness. Approachable now, this wine will continue to gain complexity as it matures.

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Grape Variety:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 86%
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  • Shiraz 14%

Technical Details:

  • Alcohol 14.5%
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  • pH 3.44
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  • Acidity 6.6 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

Vineyard 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 period. A short post ferment skin-maceration occurred for 5 days before being pressed off and matured in a mix of new and seasoned oak hogsheads. Matured on press-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 2028

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