Penley Estate Tolmer Cabernet Sauvignon
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Region: Coonawarra, Australia
Grape variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Penley Estate Tolmer Cabernet Sauvignon is a modern expression of Coonawarra cabernet showcasing intense blackcurrants and savory notes.
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About Penley Estate Tolmer Cabernet Sauvignon
Penley Estate Tolmer Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from older vines on the estate and has a more textural
tannin profile. In the cellar, small lots are vinified separately utilizing only natural yeast to offer many options for the final blend. Some lots will see extended maceration for up to 30 days to add texture and tannin. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months (30% new) before being blended in stainless steel to marry flavors prior to bottling.
The Tolmer is a modern expression of Coonawarra cabernet showcasing intense blackcurrants and savory notes of French oak. It’s medium-bodied without being heavy and has a generous core of juicy fruits with well-integrated chalky tannins. The seamless finish rounds off a bright, fragrant wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years.
About Penley Estate
Penley Estate is located in the center of Australia’s most famous Cabernet region: Coonawarra. Continuing a family tradition that spans five generations, the winery was established in 1988 when the Tolley children continued the winemaking heritage of their pioneering families, Penfold and Tolley, both storied names in the Australian wine industry. In 1844, Mary Penfold defied stereotypes and was the driving force behind the establishment of the McGill Estate. Similarly, from 1948-1961, Gladys Penfold Hyland was Penfold’s Chairman of the Board. Their descendants, sisters Bec and Ang Tolley run Penley Estate, proudly channeling the vim and might of their ancestors. Penley Estate’s 240 acres of vineyards were planted atop Coonawarra’s “terra rossa” soils with the aim of producing terroir-driven wines with distinctive regional character and is now regarded as one of the region’s leading Cabernet and Shiraz producers.
About the Winemaker
Kate Goodman is well established as a respected winemaker. While her 25+ year winemaking tenure grants Goodman a great appreciation for South Australia’s diverse wine regions, the wines of Coonawarra continue to inspire her with their unmistakable expression of the region’s unique soils.
To achieve this pure regional expression, Goodman makes use of modern technology as well as traditional techniques adopted through her many years of experience. Small batches are fermented by site and clone, in a combination of temperature-controlled tanks and French oak barriques. Traditional heading down boards are employed for greater tannin and color extraction, resulting in the region’s characteristic fine, dusty tannin profile. Penley Estate’s wines offer balance, complexity, minerality, and wonderful longevity; but above all else, a tangible encounter with Coonawarra.