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Wynns is the Coonawarra's most recognised wine producer. With substantial vineyard holdings on the famous thin strip of terra rossa soil, the wines are benchmarks for the region and lauded for both their quality and flavour.
Led by one of Australia's best-known winemakers, Sue Hodder has been guiding vintages at Wynns for over 23 years. In 2010, her partnership with viticulturalist Allen Jenkins, was recognised when they were awarded joint recipients of the Gourmet Traveller WINE’s Winemaker of the Year.
The Siding is named after the railway siding - a local landmark that played a defining role during Coonawarra's early settlement.
"the aim of this wine is to deliver a leading affordable Cabernet Sauvignon, showcasing exceptional varietal and regional characteristics of red cherry, mint and dark berry flavours, while an array of gentle tannins will further reward from short to medium term cellaring" - Sue Hodder.
Engaging ripe cherries and brambles are elevated by savoury lavender and spice.
Youthful and alluring, with a plush, almost bright texture. Dark berries are enveloped in cedar, earthy and spice.
The structure is classic Cabernet, malleable tannins follow the contours of the palate creating a seamless profile, balanced with fresh acid.
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.
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.