2016 A. Rodda Cuvee de Chez

Beechworth, VIC

The oldest Cabernet and friends vineyard in Beechworth.

$39.00

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About The Wine

Since his days making wines at Oakridge in the Yarra Valley with the legend that is David Bicknell, Adrian Rodda has since built a cult following for his own label, producing some cracking wines from Beechworth and the surrounding areas.

Chardonnay and Tempranillo are represented in his range along with this excellent example of a Beechworth Cabernet-based blend. This is a single vineyard blend made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec predominantly from the Smith's vineyard, the oldest Cabernet et. al. vineyard in Beechworth.

This is a gorgeous medium-bodied a Cabernet with some finesse. Built around balance, not out and out power, there is some clear craftsmanship shown in this great release.

About A. Rodda

Adrian's Beechworth based winery is essentially a one man operation with some help from acclaimed viticulturist, Mark Walpole.

What started as a hobby has ballooned into a full-time obsession and he is gaining some huge praise for his classic yet energetic wines.

With a wealth of experience gained under the top-notch tutelage of Yarra Valley superstar winemaker, Dave Bicknell, Adrian is one of the true rising stars of North East Victorian Wine.

Winemaker Adrian Rodda
Winemaker Adrian Rodda
Beechworth, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Cassis, black currant leaf, Cabernet to its core, and beautifully done, too. It's a more approachable, friendlier version of Cabernet blend. Brightly fruited but with a firm spine of supple, pliant tannin. Some mulberry and red currant fruit complete the flavour picture. Delicious Cabernet. Beautiful wine. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

“Cuvée de Chez” loosely translates as Cellar Blend and is Adrian’s interpretation of a traditional Bordeaux blend or ‘Claret’.

Adrian believes that when it comes to Bordeaux varieties, the sum is greater than its parts. Cabernet Sauvignon provides the tannin, length and structural backbone, Merlot contributes ‘the fuzzy ball of fruit’ in the mid-palate, Cabernet Franc red fruits and savouriness, Petit Verdot adds perfume and acid line and Malbec gives dark fruits and overall roundness to the finish. With this in mind, each variety was made to ensure its varietal strengths came to the fore.

Cabernet Sauvignon was crushed and de-stemmed whereas the other three varieties incorporated more whole berries. During fermentation, the timing and combination of pump-overs, “rack and returns”, pigeage and plunging was to preserve aromatics and perfume yet extract adequate tannins for structure and length, depending on the variety. Post-fermentation, the Cabernet Sauvignon was held on skins for a further 12 days than the other varieties. All wines were pressed to French oak barriques (29% new) for a16 month elevage.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (66%), Merlot (18%), Malbec (7%), Cabernet Franc (5%), Petit Verdot (4%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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