St Huberts the winery was founded in 1862 in Victoria, Australia, by Swiss-Australian writer, artist and winemaking pioneer, Hubert de Castella. It was believed he named the winery not after himself but his patron saint, St Hubert.
Following his instincts, de Castella was one of the first to plant vines in the Yarra Valley region of Victoria, and went on to develop a much-acclaimed range of bold, sophisticated wines. St Huberts The Stag range of wines takes this winemaking philosophy to the world. Through collaboration with likeminded winemakers, St Huberts The Stag offers luxury wines from the great wine regions of the world. The winemakers are given the freedom to follow their instincts in the pursuit of making great wine.
On the nose, blueberry, brown sugar, sweet-fruit, plum and blackberry aromas persist with hints of dark chocolate, elderberry and nutmeg characters. Packed with exuberant and youthful black, red and blue fruit, complemented by notes of stewed capsicum, pepper and spice. On the palate, medium-bodied with subtly layered fruit. The luxuriant palate is vibrant, even, lush and silky. Black currant, vanilla, and pronounced tannins persist through the finish. Plenty of mid-palate richness, intensity and depth. Intense blue-berry/mocha/cocoa notes. Full, ripe, balanced with powerful dark fruit/dark chocolate flavors and underlying savory oak. Supple and graceful, with balanced texture, excellent structure and weight. Finishes firm and long.
The 2015 vintage was light, but outstanding yields with exceptional concentration and color. A warm, dry spring and summer allowed even fruit ripening.
Winemaker Ryan Rech selected grapes from California’s best winegrowing regions to create a wine as rugged and graceful as The Stag it represents.
|Blend||78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot|