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La Haute Cuvée (2019)
Regular price £65.00
Unit price per
This unique flagship wine from the renowned Hedges Family Estate earns a well-deserved "outstanding" from Decanter (score 91), and we think it will only further improve with time. It has an outlandish label (with every single one of the 7024 bottles individually numbered) and it's unique for the USA's West Coast. Old world in style, with a true expression of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, complemented with a little Merlot and Petit Verdot to round it out, and with a good dose of Red Mountain terroir to bring it all to life. Collectivino is proud to be the first UK wine merchant to introduce this exceptional U.S. wine this side of the pond.
Pronounced nose of wild blackberry, dried herbs, savory herbs, quince zest, cinnamon, dried ginger, cocoa, and a touch of coffee and liquorice. Full palate, bright and nice long finish. Notes of aged leather, umami, dried rosemary, and vanilla round out the structured finish. High yet supple tannins.
Fatty cheese and meats like lamb and steak naturally work with Cab because fat attracts tannin. Meats are high in fatty proteins which coat your mouth with fat and the high levels of tannin in Cabernet bind with the proteins of the meat and clear your palate making your mouth ready for the next bite. Yum.
About the vineyard & winemaker
Hedges Family Estate is an authentic family business, run by some seriously good people, making some seriously good wine, based in the Columbia Valley in Washington State, USA. Collectivino co-founder Martin visited the winery and vineyards in September 2022. Find out what he learned and why he fell in love here.
Sustainability Rating: 3* (Pioneer)
The team at Hedges Family Estate are serious about farming their land with consideration and respect for the environment and they are pioneering a new way to produce wine sustainably while adapting their business to the challenges presented by climate change. Find out more here.
The full low-down:
|Full Name:||Hedges Family Estate La Haute Cuvée|
|Producer:||Hedges Family Estate|
|Appellation:||Red Mountain AVA|
|Grapes:||93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5% Petit Verdot, 3.5% Merlot|
|Certifications:||Certified Organic, Certified Biodynamic, Certified Salmon Safe|
|Closure:||Natural cork & wax|
|Estate Ageing:||100% barrel aged for 27 months in 78% new oak (76% French oak, 24% American oak).|
|Cellaring:||Open it now, open it in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years. It’ll wow you each time in a different way. It will age very well, as all Red Mountain wines tend to.|
|Accolades:||A range of Sarah Hedges Goedhart's wines are served in Michelin starred restaurants|
|Collectivino Sustainability Rating:||Pioneer (***)|
|Visited by:||Collectivino co-founder Martin (2022)|
Why Choose Collectivino?
TOP QUALITY ORGANIC WINES.
NO HANGOVER FOR PLANET EARTH.
We seek out winemakers who are as passionate about the environment as they are about wine quality. They go further to not only minimise impact but improve local biodiversity, and we pay them fairly for their work. These delicious wines won't leave a hangover for the planet.
Paying a small premium unlocks exceptional quality as more of the money goes into the wine vs. the taxes. We aim to bring you oustanding wines for the price you pay, for every ocassion. We don't think you'll be able to find many wines this good at a better price elsewhere.
All our wines come with our Founders' Promise: every bottle in every case is quality assured, sustainably produced, and a wine that we're proud of and enjoy drinking ourselves. If you're not happy, let us know and we'll aim to put things right. Santé! Martin & Toby x
“I was amazed when the wine arrived so quickly. It was beautifully packed in sustainable packaging and tasted wonderful. I will definitely be ordering again!”
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