We believe this wine displays all the elements of great Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon.
About The Wine
This Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from one of the oldest plots of Cabernet fruit in the country, and for that matter, the world.
Historical records point to the vineyard being planted around 1880 by wine pioneer PF Zimmerman. Situated on the outskirts of the Lyndoc subregion, the vineyard consists of 468 of these Ancestor Vines which yield little more than a couple of barrels of impeccable Barossa Cabernet.
This fruit for many years was commissioned by a much bigger wine company who used it as a portion of a much bigger blend. But after a few chats and a hand shake it is now in the very capable of Craig Stansborough and Mark Slade and the fruit is getting the respect it deserves. This is a stunning Barossa Cabernet that truly speaks of the vineyard. It has become one of the most elite and most cellar-worthy Cabernet wines in SA today.
About Purple Hands
Purple Hands are an excellent Barossa producer crafting tiny quantities of some very elegant and flavourful full bodied reds.
Holding the reigns are Mark Slade and Craig Stansborough - the latter of which is chief winemaker at well-known Barossa winery, Grant Burge. Craig's own vineyard supplies much of the Purple Hands fruit. A distinguished ancient vineyard planted around the end of the 1800s forms the basis of the Planta Circa label. And the After Five Wine Co. wines showcase other special sites from around the region that they believe have a rare quality of character.
These wines exemplify the classic regional characters of power and presence and will reward patience in the cellar for die-hards of the region.