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Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019

Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019

Our Moda, or method, of drying the grapes before crushing creates a wine which will age for many, many years. A brooding, opulent style with an intense bouquet of blackcurrant fruit, raisin, cigar box and dark cocoa.

To create the JOSEPH Moda, winemaker Joe Grilli combines Aussie know-how with traditional Italian winemaking by air drying the finest McLaren Vale fruit on shaded outdoor racks for weeks prior to crushing.

The fruit is concentrated so that it loses around 15% of its weight. This inspired use of the Italian Amarone technique creates an opulent, brooding wine.

All fruit is hand-harvested and sorted from dry grown vineyards in McLaren Vale and Clarendon.

The wine is aged in new French and American oak barriques for 18 months to create a subtle layering - mocha, cinnamon, vanilla and cedar streaks ripple through the palate; the considerable tannins are saturated by the sheer lushness of flavour.

Click for an interview with winemaker Joe Grilli on the origins of the JOSEPH Moda.

"...the freshness of the berries and late-summer blackberries binds itself into a richness of prunes and fig syrup and chocolate, while the sweet-sour, cream-curdling acidity of plum skins resonates like a taut guitar string and the tannin is as grippy yet affectionate as the lick of a cat’s tongue.Oz Clarke, Red & White – An Unquenchable Thirst For Wine 2018, Page 447

"Moda is simply one of Australia's finest Cabernets." Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's.

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Susan Rowe's Gravatar
Susan Rowe
(05/07/2015 at 6:59 AM)
A stunning wine. Just gorgeous and what one can always expect from the superb Joseph range.

Brian Mahoney's Gravatar
Brian Mahoney
(19/07/2015 at 2:04 PM)
One of the richest wines I've tasted. This one is going in the cellar for my granddaughter's 21st in 34 year's time. Hope I'm still around to savour it then!

Venette's Gravatar
(03/03/2021 at 9:26 AM)
So much flavour!

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