Water Wheel Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
$1699each
$203DOZEN
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Bendigo
  Victoria
Each $16.99
$203.00
Available by the dozen
The parched, sun exposed vines at Water Wheel are only a slight distance from the shade of giant river gums, which grow along the banks of Loddon River. Ancient eucalypts infuse the grapes with a treasure trove of complex, elegant flavours. A salient Bendigo Cabernet that's warming and generous with intense flavours and long, drying tannins, ideally suited to meat braises and grills, steak and kidney pie or venison bangers.
The proprietors of Water Wheel have farmed locally for many years and place a strong emphasis on sustainable horticulture and vineyard management. Vines are planted to heavy clay soils interspersed by pieces of limestone. Hedge trellising exposes grapes to the sun for maximum ripeness. All vines are irrigated from the nearby Loddon river with ground level mini sprays, all cropped at three tonne per acre. Cabernet Sauvignon is vinified in open fermenters at 20C to 22C, the cap pumped over, plunged and pressed at dryness. Water Wheel has been aged in a combination of new and seasoned, mostly American oak hogsheads, crafted by prestigious European cooperages.
TASTING NOTES
Deep ruby colour. Cassis and regional menthol aromas on the bouquet. Rich, forward drinking fruit characters, complex with savoury ripe berry fruit and cedar oak, lifted by hints of cloves and cinnamon, cherries and mulberry. Full bodied and complex with silky velvet tannins before a long and persistent, satisfying finish.
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Water Wheel Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Bendigo
  Victoria
  Each $16.99
  $203.00
Available by the dozen
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Water Wheel Chardonnay 2015
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Fruit Chardonnay
Regions Bendigo Vic
  Victoria
  Each $14.99
  $179.00
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Water Wheel Memsie Shiraz 2014
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions Bendigo
  Victoria
  Each $9.99
  $119.00
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Water Wheel Sauvignon Blanc 2015
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Fruit Sauvignon Blanc
Regions Bendigo
  Victoria
  Each $14.99
  $179.00
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Water Wheel Shiraz 2014
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions Bendigo
  Victoria
  Each $15.99
  $191.00
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More About Water Wheel Wines
Water Wheel Vineyards is owned by the Cumming family who have farmed in the Bendigo region for fifty years
The history of the estate vineyards date back to 1833 when John Catto left his native Scotland to seek his fortune in the new colony of Australia. He settled near what would become Bendigo, calling his new home Memsie after the village from where he had come. John Catto planted his Memsie vineyard on clay soils, rich with limestones. The historic Memsie vineyard now produces delicious and well rounded, full flavoured Water Wheel wines. Water Wheel»