About The Wine
The best fruit that grows on David Hamilton's Kuitpo vineyard has always been the Cabernet Sauvignon.
The vineyard sits right above McLaren Vale at 380m above sea level. The cooling ocean breeze and the higher altitude of this site produces beautifully elegant Cabernet in a more medium-bodied style you would usually see somewhere like the Yarra Valley rather than a chocolatey fruit bomb that you might think of for South Australian Cabernet.
James 'Golden Child' Hamilton has handled his dad's fruit perfectly here. This is a velvety Cabernet with vibrant fruit and stunning aromatics. New-school Claret if ever there was one.
Only 50 dozen made.
About Golden Child
Golden Child is the project of father-and-son team, David and James Hamilton. David grows the grapes from his own vineyard in Kuitpo in the southern Adelaide Hills, while son James uses his wealth of winemaking experience to bring the wines to bottle.
Having their own 20+-year-old vineyard gives the Hamiltons enormous flexibility with the wines and allows James to craft some pretty unique offerings. The fruit is all hand-picked, fermented with natural yeasts and crafted together gently and with minimum additions.
The range is wide, colourful and wholly enjoyable - this is a new Hills producer to keep an eye on.