2021 Fetherston Camellia Cabernet Sauvignon

Yarra Valley, VIC

A deep and luscious Yarra Valley Cabernet that will live for years



About the Wine

Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon consistently has wonderful qualities such as freshness, some spice, and silky tannins. These factors are delivered in spades in the Fetherston Camellia Cabernet Sauvignon, which is elegant, balanced and textured, without a hint of greenness to it. For the price, this Cabernet offers tremendous value, whether you drink it now or after several years of careful cellaring.

Fruit for the Fetherston Camellia Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the 32-year-old Yering Grange vineyard in the Yarra Valley, a small site producing high-quality fruit. With 20 days on skins, there is wonderful colour, flavour and texture in the wine, with only a hint of oak.

About Fetherston

Fetherston is a relatively young venture operating out of the Yarra Valley.

The early track record of Chris Lawrence and Camille Koll has been very impressive. Right out of the gates they have produced a suite of elegant Yarra Valley wines that put drinkability front and centre.

Pressing Pinot Noir at Fetherston
Pressing Pinot Noir at Fetherston
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From the Producer

VINEYARD: Yering Grange, Yering (Yarra Valley), Victoria

WINEMAKING: Single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from 32-year-old vines. Hand-picked on the 4th of April, the fruit was destemmed and optically sorted, but not crushed (whole-berries). After cold-soaking, fermentation and a little extended maceration (20 days on skins in total), the must was pressed off to second-fill French oak barriques, for three months élevage prior to bottling in August 2021.

TASTING NOTES: Deep crimson ruby in colour, this vibrant Cabernet displays aromas of mocha, cedar, blackcurrant and blackberry with hints of marzipan. The palate is luscious and seductive with ripe plum and whispers of spice. The tannins are silky and fine with a long, balanced finish. Drinking beautifully now, this wine has a long life ahead.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV : 13.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Camille Koll at the end of harvest
Camille Koll at the end of harvest
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"It’s a beautifully fresh-faced cabernet. It has texture and flavour but its out-and-out freshness is what really draws you in. Mulberry and blackcurrant with twiggy almost-bitter spice notes through the finish. It feels polished and silken. There’s tannin here but it’s so well integrated that you barely notice it. Elegant, that’s what this wine is. Factor in the price here and you have a keen buying/drinking option." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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