Cabernet Sauvignon is often considered a 'dark horse' in the Barossa as Shiraz tends to get most of the attention. However, many local winemakers love Barossa Cabernet because of its intensity, regional character, elegant structure and fine tannins. Barossa Cabernet also tends to be extremely cellarworthy and the Saltram Winemaker's Selection Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon certainly lives up to these expectations.
The Winemaker's Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is grown on the Saltram Estate vineyard, which is situated just outside the township of Angaston in the Barossa. The vineyard generally has a westerly aspect which results in reduced sunlight hours per day, and consequently longer cooler ripening periods for flavour development. It's distinguished from other Barossa Valley vineyards due to its higher altitude of 347 m - among the highest in the Barossa Valley. The aspect and the altitude combined with the soil profile all contribute to the unique characters expressed through the fruit from this vineyard.
The Winemaker's Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is only made in exceptional vintages.