One Chain Vineyard The Pugilist Cab Sav 2015 has aromas of vibrant, cassis and mulbery lead through to a beautifully poised, elegant palate of bright bramble laden fruit coupled with hints of leather and smoke. Supple, textbook Cabernet with a moreish finish.
Food match: Wonderful with roast beef or grilled sirloin.
Sometimes you’ve got to stick up for yourself… Fight for what is right in this world and uphold some good old fashioned values. Of course, one must always retain ones manners and obey the rules just ask the Pugilist. He’s powerful, thick-skinned but well-bred and with the manners and sense of fair play of a true gent.
The Pugilist is sourced from 2 vineyard sites in Langhorne Creek, both of which are above the flood plain. Soils are of sandy loam with some iron rich red soils. Both vineyards are trellised and spur pruned to produce low yields which ensure balance and flavour.
Precise varietal expression and balance are what we seek to achieve and so picking time is of utmost importance. We pick just as flavours are approaching their peak rather than let them get over-ripe. We retain whole berries in the ferment for vibrancy and we press relatively early to avoid astringent tannins.