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SKU: MetalaWilliamFormbyCabernetSauvignon2018
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SKU: Rosé

Each year the blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is assessed based on the fruit
that was was selectively hand-picked. The 2021 vintage is a blend of 70% Shiraz and
30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel with a 10-14 day
maceration. Malo-lactic fermentation completed in stainless steel. Aged in
French oak hogsheads (30% new) and 1 year old and seasoned 500lt puncheons for
18 months

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SKU: MetalaSemperFidelis


As custodians of the some of the oldest vines in Australia, the philosophy to ‘be as light-footed as possible’, has been maintained for more than 130-years. Every action, be it in the winery or the vineyard has this philosophy applied and has ensured optimum quality each year. 

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Six generations have nurtured some of the most historic vineyards in Australia.

In 1891 William and his son, Arthur, planted 21 rows of Shiraz and 14 rows of, what are now the oldest family-owned Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the world. In 1894 a further 5.4 acres of Shiraz were planted.

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Nurturing some of the oldest vines in Australia requires an innate appreciation for the land and as farmers of a mixed estate, including broad acre and livestock, the six generations have developed a regenerative farming philosophy that has been applied to all aspects, including vineyard management.

The Metala vineyard was established in 1891, when Guy’s Great Great Grandfather arrived from the United Kingdom and together with his son Arthur, planted the first Shiraz and Cabernet vines on the estate. The 14 rows of Cabernet Sauvignon planted in 1891 remain the oldest family-owned Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the world.

Over the more than 130-year history the vineyard has grown to over 200 Ha under vine, consisting predominantly of Langhorne Creek’s regional hero Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz.