Choose your sides lads as there’ll be no fence sitters here. As sleeves are rolled and knuckles are cracked it’s obvious to see no one’s backing down. The two big reds face up, toe to toe, cork to cork, Cabernet and foe the eternal dispute. Who’ll be left standing as the dust settles...
VINEYARD: The Tomfoolery ‘Dust Up’ Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a premium 50 year old vineyard in the sub-region of Seppeltsfield in Barossa Valley. Grown by 6th generational grape growers the Mattschoss family this flat site is predominately alluvial loam and red clay over lime and iron stone and situated at 255 Meters above sea level.
WINEMAKING: The Tomfoolery winemaking philosophy is simple small parcels of fruit hand crafted through a simple and relatively non-interventional approach with the aim to truly reflect the individual characteristics of the vineyard and variety. The fruit is handpicked at optimum ripeness and flavour profile ensuring overall balance before being gently destemmed to keep as many whole berries and then open fermented for a minimum of five days with the juice being pumped over the skins twice daily to maximize oxygenation and purity of fermentation. Once the wine is dry it is then gently basket pressed minimizing the extraction of harsh extractive tannins.
BARREL MATURATION: 24 months in Seasoned French Oak Barriques.