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The Old Cricket Ground Vineyard
On the southern boundary of Coonawarra is the old Penola cricket ground, which first saw a ball bowled in anger and the flashing cover drives of local champions in 1950. Jim Barry always had an affection for Coonawarra and the region's fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, so when the property went on the market, the opportunity to transform it into a vineyard was too good to miss. To preserve a little piece of Coonawarra cricketing history, the original pavilion was retained and the vines were planted around the cricket pitch.
The Senses of 'The Cover Drive' Cabernet Sauvignon
On the southern boundary of Coonawarra is the old Penola cricket ground, which first saw a ball bowled in anger and the flashing cover drives of the local champions in 1950.
Sight: An deep, opaque colour
Smell: Intense perfum of fruit. Blackcurrant, Mulberry, Raspberry and Boysenberry. Full of complexity. Cedar, mint and eucalypt.
Taste: Hallmark Cabernet characters- cassis, menthol, satsuma plum. Length and balance. Finesse and elegance.
Time: A wine crafted to be enjoyed upon release with a view to medium term cellaring under the correct conditions.
The Senses of 'Silly Mid On' Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
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Those who know cricket will be aware of the fielding position called 'Silly Mid On'. Close to the batsman, requiring very good reflexes and always at risk of being struck by the ball off the bat.
Sight: Pale straw yellow
Smell: Brashness and aromatic. Typicity; Passionfruit, Gooseberry, Freshly mown grass with nuances of herbs and spices; Cardamom, Lemongrass, Coriander and Curacao orange.
Taste: Simplicity combined with dimension, scaffold like structure with a Firm acid backbone. Verbosity, big up front unmistakable fruit. Zesty finish Natural fruit sweetness being dominant. A melting pot of fruit flavours; Guava, Papaya, Lychee, Rockmelon and pineapple.
Time: A wine created to be enjoyed immediately while the primary fruit is still fresh and vibrant, with a view to short term cellaring.