The fruit for our iconic Charles Andreas bordeaux blend is grown in our southern Karridale vineyard. Charles Andreas is a blend that can contain the best of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The blend varies each year with the aim of producing the best wine possible from these classic Bordeaux varieties. The name celebrates the brothers Charles and Andreas Happ who came to Australia from the German Rheningau in 1850 and 1851.
AROMA: A complex aroma of red currant, black currant, forest floor, blackberry and violets with hints of tomato leaf, choc mint, liquor cherry and cedary oak.
PALATE: The wine displays a lovely balance between fruit and tannin with both vying for dominance yet neither succeeding. The flavours are distinctly red fruit and cassis with hints of sour cherry, green plum and mocha. The tannins are quite chalky and provide a classic structure and some attractive grip to the long briary finish.
VARIETIES: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 17% Malbec and 16% Petit Verdot.
ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol: 14.4%, Titratable Acidity: 5.8 g/L, pH: 3.69, Residual Sugar: 0.1 g/L.