Payne’s Rise Cabernet Sauvignon
This lovely boutique winery is located in the Upper Yarra Valley, specialising in small-batch wines from carefully selected ,estate-grown fruit from their Seville vineyard. Owner Tim is a very highly regarded viticulturalist, who looks after many of the region’s most well-known vineyards, while wife Narelle looks after the sales and functions at their gorgeous, rustic cellar door. The wines themselves are made by well-known winemaker Franco d’Anna of Hoddles Creek fame. Go and say hi if you are in the region… and tell them we sent you!
Yarra Valley Cabernet is, and always will be, a classic style, and this wine is a perfect example of why that should be the case. The cooler climate of the Upper Yarra allows for great elegance and expression, and whilst being medium bodied, it has a real plushness to it on the palate. Dark fruit flavours dominate but there are delicious secondary notes of black olive, rosemary, and cigar box, leading to a smooth and balanced finish. Delicious Cabernet!
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