Thomas Goss Cabernet Sauvignon

Thomas Goss Cabernet Sauvignon

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes used to make this wine have been sourced from select vineyards in McLaren Vale, including those planted on the original Goss property.
  • With dominant winter rainfall, warm, dry summers that are tempered by the proximity to the Gulf St. Vincent and low humidity, McLaren Vale has one of the most consistent climates in which to grow premium wine grapes.

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Elaboration: Traditional vinification methods. Fermentation occurs in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine ages in neutral oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: This wine displays the varietal Cabernet Sauvignon characters; rich and generously loaded with mulberry and black fruits, well supported by oak spice and fine long tannins.

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PRODUCER BACKGROUND

One of the original McLaren Vale pioneers, Thomas Goss (1810-1890), his wife Mary Ann (1813-1891) and their children arrived in South Australia from Devonshire in 1849. After success in the Victorian gold fields he established an iconic farming property, Ingleburne, now home to some of the McLaren Vale region’s leading vineyards.

In 1993, Tony Parkinson purchased 37 acres of original Goss farming land which had been planted to vines in 1991. This was to become the Malpas Road Vineyard. In 1996 more original Goss land was purchased, planted and named Goss Corner Vineyard.

In 1998, Keith Rowland, great-great-grandson of Thomas Goss sold the Ingleburne homestead property to Tony Parkinson to convert to cellars for Penny’s Hill, from which Thomas Goss wines would later be sold. This purchase reunited the original Thomas Goss section (80 acres) of farming land.

In 2010, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth, it was decided to release a range of affordable McLaren Vale red wines and Adelaide Hills white wines under the Thomas Goss label. These wines are a tribute to the persistence of Thomas Goss and his family’s long contribution to this beloved region.

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