About the Wine
The Sorrenberg Cabernet is a seriously classy mid-weight Cabernet blend. What an outstanding Australian producer they are.
Barry has made this wine since 1989 with fruit grown entirely from his own biodynamically farmed vineyard just outside Beechworth. The blend alters slightly each year, with portions of Cabernet Franc and Merlot added to the Cabernet Sauvignon base - Barry looking for elegance and suppleness in youth as well as age-ability.
The 2016 is another knockout release. The fruit reaching ripeness at moderate alcohol, the tannin structure is gorgeous. It's a wine to be enjoyed now or in a decade's time - classic stuff.
Barry and Jan Morey planted their stunning Beechworth vineyard in 1986. Their first release in 1989 began the Sorrenberg story, a story destined to be one of Australia's great estates.
Barry farms with adherence to biodynamics, believing this to be the best way to get the most out of his home block of 2.4 Ha. on the outskirts of Beechworth. Their wines are famous for their balance and longevity. The wines are made in traditional fashion, with wild yeasts for fermentation, gentle oak maturation and basket pressing for each wine.
The Gamay is arguably their most sought after wine, however, the thumbprint of Barry's attention to detail is stamped across each release and the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Cabernet blend are amongst the finest of heir kind in the country.
Sorrenberg is one of the true gems of Beechworth, and indeed Australian, wine.