2022 Pumpa Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Bright crimson in colour, with complex cassis, violets and black-olive aromas. The palate is intensely flavoured with a rich and rounded mouthfeel, finishing with structure and length. Approachable now, this wine will continue to gain complexity as it matures.

$29.00

2021 Vintage

92 Points, James Halliday (Dave Brookes reviewer)

Pure blackberry, blackcurrant and dark plum fruits set upon a canvas of cake spices, mountain herbs, pressed purple flowers, licorice, cedar, briar and turned earth. Medium-bodied with a pleasing minerally vitality, gentle powdery tannin support and spicy macerated cherry and blackberry fruits on the exit.

Grape Variety:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 88%|Shiraz 12%

Technical Details:

  • Alcohol 14.5%|pH 3.54|Acidity 5.8 g/L|Residual sugar: nil

Vineyards:

  • Central Eden Valley 26+ year-old vines

The Cabernet 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 6 days before being pressed off and matured in a mix of new and seasoned oak hogsheads. Matured for 12 months prior to being blended, 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 2030

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