The colour of the Spring Seed Cockscomb Cabernet Sauvignon is almost purple – it is after all a young wine. On the nose it shows bright blue fruits; violets and red currants.
The palate is bright and fresh too, with red fruit and a very slight hint of varietal mint. The wine has fine tannin and a very pleasing length.
We made the Spring Seed Cabernet in a very similar fashion to its big brother, the Battle of Bosworth Cabernet Sauvignon. That is, we fermented the grapes in open fermenters, and allowed the wine to finish ferment in a mixture of new and old French and American oak.
The vineyard was established in the early 1970’s by Peter and Anthea Bosworth, and is now owned and run by their son Joch, who began the conversion to organic viticulture in 1995. The vines are fully certified ‘A’ grade organic by Australian Certified Organic, a process that takes four years and involves yearly audits and random sampling of produce.
The Spring Seed Wine labels are unashamedly inspired by vintage flower seed packets created at the turn of the last century. The colour, clarity and beauty of the original seed packets are quite remarkable. We chose three different flower images to adorn each one of our McLaren Vale wines, simply because they are quite lovely. The Aster Pinot Noir has the Aster (Callistephus chinensis), Foxglove (Digitalis pupurea) and Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) labels.