Hallowed Ground From Moculta
Karrawirra Single Vineyard 'Moculta' Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Region: Barossa Valley
Like a pilgrim, every so often, I get the urge to visit the wee village of Moculta. It’s the birth place of the great star of the Australian wine business, Max Schubert, the genius who reached high enough to teach us how to make the finest wines in a warm climate.
Just the other day the French were lauding a Clare Valley Cabernet as the best at an omnibus show and that success can be traced back to Schubert.
A few years back Benjamin was able to secure a barrel of the best Cabernet we had seen from a spartan, tiny vineyard near Moculta and with diligent care nutured it along till it was ready for bottling. There is a lot of enjoyment in drinking the wine now while those with the luxury of a cellar will gather the rewards of maturation. Alas I think many vintages will pass by before we see its like again.