Vintage Conditions

The 2018 growing season got off to the right start with winter rainfall 10% up on the average, however as the growing season progressed, rainfall was down throughout spring and summer. Dry soils, combined with warmer temperatures allowed for quick canopy growth and perfect flowering and fruit set. Higher than average temperatures in January and significantly higher February night time temperatures (5.8˚C above average) brought the onset of harvest earlier than normal. The Indian summer through March and April ensured both full flavour and colour development.


Vineyard Selection

This fruit is sourced from a single vineyard located the heart of Marananga on the renowned western ridge of the Barossa Valley, where the soils are predominantly red-brown loams over red clay, amidst shattered ironstone and quartz.



Daily sampling and tasting of the Cabernet grapes ensured that they were picked at optimal flavour ripeness. The Grapes were hand harvested and were destemmed and crushed into a single 5 tonne open top fermenter where twice daily pump overs were conducted to ensure maximum extraction of colour, flavour and tannins from the grape skins. At the conclusion of fermentation, the wine underwent post ferment maceration on grape skins for 13 days before the wine was pressed to 100% new French oak hogshead barrels for 19 months. Each barrel was tasted and careful selection took place before the final wine was blended. The wine is neither fined, nor filtered.


Tasting Evaluation

Colour: Dark garnet core with bright scarlet red rim.

Aroma: Perfumed notes of wild raspberry, blackberry, liqueur cherry and blackcurrant with Black Forest cake aromas.

Palate: Flavours of blackcurrant, black plum, rare roast beef and five spice build in intensity with each sip. Dusty savoury, spicy oak tannins add texture and complexity.

Technical Notes

Varietal composition : Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Region (GI) : Single vineyard Marananga, Barossa Valley

Viticulturist: Paul Georgiadis

Winemaker : Jason Barrette

Alcohol: 14.5% alc/vol

pH: 3.56

TA: 7.2g/L

Residual Sugar   : 0.02g/L

Bottled 24 October 2019 (1200 bottles produced)


2018 Apotigi Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Technical Specifications

    14.5% Alc/Vol

    Region | Barossa Valley
    Bottles Produced | 1200


  • Shipping Info

    We ship only within Australia and use the services of Australian Post and other courier companies from time to time. Every delivery must be signed for to confirm it is being delivered to the intended recipient. In accordance with Liquor Licensing law, in all circumstances, the addressee must receive the package and under no circumstance will the package be left unattended. Postage varies from region to region and is calculated at checkout. For any questions in related to shipping please feel free to contact us for additional information.

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144 Seppeltsfield Road

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