For more than 50 years the heritage-listed winery of Wynns and its famous Gables have been a feature of Wynns Coonawarra Estate labels. During that time the Gables have become a distinctive mark of exceptional Coonawarra quality.
Crafted from small, select parcels of the region’s famous Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, ‘The Gables’ is designed to partner a diverse range of foods and is a versatile addition to any wine list.
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Dark cherry and fragrant dusty spices, with lingering sage and thyme notes.
Classic cedar, tobacco and blackberry flavours with soft but succulent acid and superfine tannins. An elegant and detailed expression of Cabernet that is seamless and persistent. Think smoky charcuterie board, salty cheeses, gently grilled meats, spicy smoky prawns. Versatile and satisfying.
Coonawarra, on South Australia’s Limestone Coast, is a flat, isolated region almost mid-point between Adelaide and Melbourne. The area enjoys a cool maritime climate - similar to that of Bordeaux - and is renowned for its unique terra rossa soil. Rich, rust coloured soils… crimson sunburnt faces… magenta sunsets: this is red wine country! While Coonawarra is famous for its rich, minty Cabernet, the area also produces Shiraz and Merlot and surprisingly good Chardonnay and Riesling.
A cool growing season with late season rain led to fresh and crisp flavours in the white wines, and red fruit and spice notes in the red wines.
Sue Hodder is one of Australia’s best-known winemakers and this year celebrates her 27th vintage with Wynns – making wine from wonderful, expressive fruit grown in the heart of the terra rossa. Sue commenced her career as a viticulturist and believes her early viticultural training – assessing vines, analysing mature fruit and tasting the finished wine – gave her an invaluable insight into the importance of the vineyard in quality winemaking.
Sue brings valuable experience with vintages in other noted wine regions around the world and has judged extensively in Regional, National and International wine shows. She is the recipient of many accolades including GT Wines ‘Winemaker of the Year’ in 2010 (with viticulturist Allen Jenkins); and most recently ‘Winemaker of the Year’ (with Sarah Pidgeon) at the 2016 ASVO awards.