-8-VC's Recommendations This SummerCODE11027Classic Coonawarra Terra Rossa CabernetRRP¥4,000Origin: Coonawarra, South Australia Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Alc. 14.0%Bowen Estate, which is celebrating its 44th year in 2019, has been family owned and run since it was established. Its Cab-ernet, grown on the famous strip of Terra Rossa soil in Coonawarra beloved by Aus-tralian Cabernet drinkers, is characterized by ne tannins. This two-year-old Caber-net shows exceptional quality and balance, with traditional CS structure and multiple layers of complexity and deni-tion on the palate. It will age beautifully.Bowen EstateCoonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017CODE11033Yarra Valley’s Rising StarRRP¥3,800Origin: Yarra Valley, Victoria Varietals: Gamay 99.6%, Pinot Noir 0.4% Alc. 13.0%Winemaker Tom Belford is attracting grow-ing attention for his unique wines from the Yarra Valley, especially this Beaujolais inspired Gamay. Approximately 20% of the whole bunches were put into an open fermenter and crushed by foot, and the remaining 80% were placed on top for a 10 day maceration before being pressed and transferred directly to old puncheons to complete fermentation. A pale ruby colour, it shows dense aromas of cherry and raspberry fruit woven through with spice rack, tea leaf, celery stalk and forest oor com-plexity. The palate is medium bodied, velvet textured and taut. 250 dozen produced.RisingGamay 2018(S)CODE10950A remarkable blend from volcanic soilRRP¥4,500Origin: Colchagua Valley, Chile Varietals: Carménère 75%, Cabernet Franc 25% Alc. 14.0%Made from fruit from the G2 basalt rock block, the high density vines are planted on basalt rock slopes where the roots ght to absorb the minerality and freshness of volcanic soil that contains large amounts of iron. A bright violet colour, the pure and clean aromas are complexed by spice and graphite notes. On the palate, it is fresh and balanced with silky and velvety tannins and a long, juicy and mineral nish. 350 dozen produced.KoyleCerro Basalto Cuartel G2 2016CODE10986Napa Cabernet crafted by an experienced winemaking teamRRP¥5,000Origin: Napa Valley, California Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Alc. 14.0%Madison’s Ranch is a new brand launched by the Napa-based Smith-Anderson Wine Group which has been making wines in the Valley since 1979. Their experienced wine-making team created this blend of fruit from the best vineyards along the oor of the Napa Valley, with 50% from the St. Helena area and 50% from the Oak Knoll district. Layers of ripe fruit and subtle wood notes on the nose lead to beguiling avours of sweet black cherries, blackber-ries and cassis, with hints of smoky oak. Madison’s Ranch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017NEWNEWNEW

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