Redman Wines boasts a long history of growing and crafting Cabernet Sauvignon in South Australia’s Coonawarra region. We’re proud to tell the story of how this variety has dug itself deep into our Coonawarra roots and become a respected style of wine in cellars all over the world. The name Redman is synonymous with Australia’s famous Coonawarra wine region in South Eastern South Australia. One of the pioneering families in the history of the famous cigar-shaped region, the Redmans recently celebrated the last 50 years of the Redman story. Coonawarra started life as a wine region in 1890, when John Riddoch planted 50 hectares of vines. By 1899, plantings had grown to 140 hectares, with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Malbec all taking centre stage in the vineyards. But it’s been Cabernet Sauvignon that has sky-rocketed as the dominant variety in Coonawarra. Why? Coonawarra is renowned for its unique geological and climatic features that nurture vines, bearing the highest quality of grapes, especially Cabernet Sauvignon. What makes Coonawarra such a premium region for red wine production, is a natural soil phenomenon called the ‘Terra Rossa’. There’s a lot to like about the history and age-worthiness of the Redman’s historic wines, there’s all that and more to look forward to in the most recent wines. The winery is still in service but the awards that adorn the original cellar door may need an extension to house them if they get too many more. And judging by the quality of the most recent wines, they’d better start building.
Medium red with purple hints.The bouquet is vibrant with spicy and shows fragrant raspberry, red plum and musky notes. Sweet vanilla-scented oak lifts this nicely. Really fresh. The palate’s supple, ripe and has well-fitted tannins that carry plenty of raspberry and red plum fruits. A well structured wine with a long dry finish.