2018 Bellwether ‘Ant Series’ Cabernet Sauvignon


Region: Coonawarra, SA

Viticulture: Conventional

Winemaker  Sue Bell

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Whole berry, natural ferment and old oak, Cabernet as nature intended. This is our version a fruit driven aromatic Cabernet designed for early drinking! This is ‘You cant’ go wrong’ wine. Ants have five noses in their antennae detecting separate smells. You only need one nose to recognise Coonawarra Cabernet, in fact you can smell it from five paces.

Sommelier’s Recommendation

One of my favourite examples of Coonawarra cabernet. Lots of dark brambly fruit on the noise and a big punch of menthol and eucalyptus which is typIcal of the region. On the palate there are some nicely integrated oak and some amazing spice, reminding me of a blackberry pudding.

Winery  Backstory

Sue Bell created Bellwether, based at the 1868 Glen Roy Shearing Shed in Coonawarra.  She focuses on special parcels of fruit with no ferment larger than 1 tonne primarily for herself and some contract work for local growers wanting to start their own brands. Sue has a degree in Oenology from Adelaide Uni and has worked for some of the smallest and biggest wine companies in the world, with experience in most South Australian regions, Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and, was dux of the prestigious Len Evans Tutorial and regularly judges at wine shows, including chairing regional and National shows.

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