His army career was cut short by a ricocheting cannonball and while his shattered leg was on the mend, Ignatius developed a lifelong love of learning. His devotion to education is embedded into the psyche of the Jesuit Order today and a key reason they built a centre of learning along with the very first winery in the Clare Valley.
The 2018 St Ignatius is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (26%), Malbec (14%) and Cabernet Franc (10%).
Made from Sevenhill's estate grown fruit, it is marked by aromas of violets, bramble and cigar box, along with bright red berry flavours. Its intense varietal characters seamlessly integrate with the premium French oak.
Each variety brings unique flavours and the blend leads to a wine of great complexity. Cabernet Sauvignon yields intense red berry character and firm tannins. Merlot shows violet perfume and has silky tannins that build a bridge to the tannin of Cabernet Sauvignon. Malbec brings deep colour and plum-like flavour, while Cabernet Franc has pronounced aromas of raspberries, blackcurrants and violets.
The varieties are suited to Sevenhill’s cooler, later-ripening conditions. Vineyard management also contributes to low vigour in the vines and modest yields, ensuring a wine of impressive concentration.
Please view attached Tasting Notes for detailed information of this wine.
Product Origin: Clare Valley, South Australia