A Rodda Tete Du Cuvee 2018

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ARTC201810 UCAU
In traditional usage, “Tête de Cuvée” refers to the wine of the highest quality. Sourced from the Smith’s Vineyard in Beechworth, fruit was selected from the top 10 rows of the North-East facing Cabernet Sauvignon block and the small, low yielding Merlot block. In the best growing seasons, the resulting blend is elevated to the Tête de Cuvée release. Hand picked fruit was destemmed and crushed prior to fermentation whereby a combination of pump-overs, rack and returns and plunging was utilized for cap management. Post-fermentation, the Cabernet Sauvignon was held on skins for a further 18 days. The wines were pressed to French oak barriques consisting of 50% first use and 50% second use. After 12 months, the wines were racked to old 600 litre thick stave oak casks for a further 8 months prior to bottling. The 2018 Tête de Cuvée consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (74%), Merlot (24%) and Petit Verdot (2%).
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  • In traditional usage, “Tête de Cuvée” refers to the wine of the highest quality.
  • selected from the top 10 rows of the North-East facing Cabernet Sauvignon block
  • The 2018 Tête de Cuvée consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (74%), Merlot (24%) and Petit Verdot (2%).
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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low (Low)
    High (High)
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Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • James Halliday's Wine Companion

    94
    ""75/24/2% cabernet sauvignon /merlot/petit verdot. Hand-picked fruit, destemmed and crushed, held on skins for 18 days, pressed to French oak barriques (50% new) for 12 months then racked to old 600L oak casks for a further 8 months. Tête de Cuvée refers to a wine of the highest quality. Celebrating a top vintage with a new reserve wine, it is unusual (and quietly exciting) to see a quality cabernet blend out of Beechworth. Offers a tight-knit wine, a mere youngster still, firm in dry, grainy tannins, smart oak and serious, dark fruit flavours. It’s varietally on point, well balanced and assured of a big future." - Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion)"
  • Huon Hooke

    93
    ""Deepish red/purple colour, with a subdued and gently earthy bouquet, strong on the savoury side of the aromatic ledger, the flavour similar with drying powdery, earthy tannins and a quite forceful grip. Deep-seated dark berry, briar and char-oak notes. It's tightly focused and elegant along the palate. Very good and better if cellared a while." - Huon Hooke"

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Australia

The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.

Victoria

The wine region of Victoria has the highest number of grapevines than any other state in Australia. It is home to over 600 wineries and well-known regions such as Yarra Valley, Heathcote, and Rutherglen. Victoria is situated in the southeastern corner of Australia where due to the location, the climate has a cool maritime influence and is known for its outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with producing Australia’s most famed dessert Muscat and Topaque wines.

There are a number of different terroir levels throughout the wine region of Victoria which leads to the production of different ranges of wines. In the southern region of Victoria, the vines are regulated by the cool winds of the Bass Strait. Central Victoria consists of mostly flat terrain that tends to be drier and warmer than the rest of Victoria, which results in more fruit concentrated wines. It may be surprising to note that Victoria is the third most productive wine region in Australia, seeing as it does not have as many areas suitable for viticulture, which has resulted in the cellar door culture of Victoria being concentrated with smaller, but more personal boutique wineries.

Beechworth

With soils packed with minerals and a range of altitudes and terroir, Beechworth is situated on the continental side of the Victorian Alps, setting the scene for warm, sunny days as well as cool nights, which temper any heat and produce wine grapes with natural elegance.

Beechworth is home to some of the best Chardonnay produced in Australia, along with other cool-climate varietals like Pinot Noir. A focus on small batch production lends a boutique air to Beechworth with winemakers being hands-on when it comes to every aspect of their vines and wines.

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About the brand A Rodda Wines

Adrian Rodda began making wine in 1998 with David Bicknell at Oakridge, mastering the art of Chardonnay along the way. These days, however, you’ll find him trudging around the old Smiths Vineyard in Beechworth which was first planted in the mid-1970s and, coincidentally, is home to some excellent Chardonnay vines which Adrian has since made very good use of.

In 2015 he was named the Young Gun of Wine for his A. Rodda Wines label, which has been establishing a name for itself thanks to consistently outstanding Chardonnay, along with Tempranillo and a Cabernet-based Cuvee de Chez. Adrian’s approach to winemaking is all about letting the fruit speak for itself, with classic wines the result.

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