A Rodda Cuvee de Chez 2017
An array of red and purple fruits (think dark cherries and plums) with heightened aromas of violets and wild herbs. The supple fruit weight is seamlessly interwoven with fine, velvety tannins giving the wine great balance and finesse.
“Cuvée de Chez” loosely translates as Cellar Blend and is Adrian’s interpretation of a traditional Bordeaux blend or ‘Claret’. Adrian believes that when it comes to Bordeaux varieties, the sum is greater than its parts. Cabernet Sauvignon provides the tannin, length and structural backbone, Merlot contributes ‘the fuzzy ball of fruit’ in the mid-palate, Cabernet Franc red fruits and savouriness, Petit Verdot adds perfume and acid line and Malbec gives dark fruits and overall roundness to the finish. With this in mind, each variety was made to ensure its varietal strengths came to the fore.
Winemaker: Adrian Rodda