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Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2020

Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2020

The Moda's story began in a London wine bar, 1984.

I was there as a young winemaker on my first ever overseas trip. I was out to taste the great wines of the world.

Hoping to impress me, the bar's sommelier poured an Italian wine that I had never heard of - Amarone

He explained that Amarone was a winemaking method. It's where grapes are air-dried before crushing to intensify flavours.

The power and opulence of that red wine blew me away. This was a style I had to master.

Today, I make the Moda by drying our best McLaren Vale Cabernet and Merlot grapes in the Amarone style.

We crush the dried fruit into our traditional open-topped concrete fermenters. The wine spends 18 months in French and American oak barrels.

The resulting wine gives an intense bouquet of blackcurrant, raisin and cigar-box. It tastes of rich, lush blueberry wrapped in fine dark cocoa.

Joe Grilli
Owner & Winemaker

"Moda is simply one of Australia's finest Cabernets." Andrew Caillard, Master of Wine

"...one of Australia’s greatest red wine achievements.” Oz Clarke, Oz Clarke Wine Guide

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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.

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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!

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

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mark williams
(23/07/2021 at 10:45 AM)
not cheap but great to pull out for that special occasion.

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