St Hugo has expanded its range with a new Single Vineyard Collection, comprising a trio of wines from Coonawarra and Barossa Valley.
The collection comprises the 2018 Barossa Valley Fabal Shiraz; the 2016 Barossa Valley Koch Shiraz and the 2018 Coonawarra Flint Cabernet Sauvignon.
“They’re a true representation of where the grapes are grown; be it the soil, the aspect or the phenomenal age of the vines, each vineyard tells its own story and imparts this history and legacy into the grapes,” said St Hugo chief winemaker, Peter Munro.
The 2018 Barossa Valley Fabal Shiraz has been sourced from a single block on the Fabal vineyard
in the northwest corner of the Barossa Valley in Greenock, where the vines are grown on a very shallow
red/brown topsoil layer over an alkaline subsoil. The vineyard sits at an elevation of approximately
325m and has a gentle northwest aspect that is perfectly suited to the east west row orientation,
resulting in some of the first harvested Shiraz each year in the Valley for St Hugo. All of this combines
to create wines of great structure, power and minerality.
In comparison, the 2016 Barossa Valley ‘Koch’ Shiraz displays characteristics typical of the Rowland
Flat sub-region of the Barossa Valley. Bright and vibrant with dark red fruits and a plush opulence, this
is a wine approachable in its youth with depth of flavour to age. Sourced from a single vineyard planted
in 1921 and grown on the banks of Jacob’s Creek, on a mix of deep alluvial soil and rocky red brown
soils, this terroir imparts a generous nature to this wine counterbalanced with extraordinarily fine
chalky tannins; seductively pretty and powerful.
The 2018 Coonawarra ‘Flint’ Cabernet Sauvignon demonstrates the regional flavours of fruit grown on the famed terra rossa soil of the region. Structural with regional blackcurrant fruit and fine tannins to ensure a long life ahead of it. Fruit for this wine is from two adjacent blocks on the Flint Vineyard in the northwest of the Coonawarra wine region.
The limited collection uses QR code technology on the back label to create an integrated digital
storytelling experience for wine lovers. These codes link to compelling video content with detailed
information from St Hugo’s Chief Winemaker Peter Munro on the wine and the vineyards including
terroir and winemaking techniques, transporting consumers to the home of St Hugo, and allowing
them to build on their fine wine knowledge.
The St Hugo Single Vineyard Collection will be available to purchase from the St Hugo Cellar Door,
select national fine wine retailers and online.
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