Ponting 'Close of Play' Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

AT FIRST SIP-Red plum, blackberry and mint mingle together before giving way to Clove and subtle charcoal. A deeply flavoured palate is balanced by silky black fruit and chewy tannins.

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AT FIRST SIP-Red plum, blackberry and mint mingle together before giving way to Clove and subtle charcoal. A deeply flavoured palate is balanced by silky black fruit and chewy tannins.

About This Wine

Winemaker Ben Riggs sought to make the juiciest, smoothest style Cabernet Sauvignon he could to pay homage to Ricky Ponting's wine of choice at the close of play after his cricket matches. 

Langhorne Creek offers sultry Cabernet Sauvignon with its characteristic deep alluvial clays. 2019 was a concise vintage that was set to be a warm one. Thanks to the reliable cooling breezes off the ocean, the grapes developed excellent flavour. 

The grapes were destemmed and went into small open top fermenters. The wine was aged predominantly in 30% new French oak with a small proportion also being aged in American oak. 

Fruit for Close of Play was destemmed and crushed into 5-tonne open fermenters. The wine underwent maceration for 8-11 days and was then pressed straight into oak, a 30% new French and 5% American combination, to complete malolactic fermentation. Close of Play is a wine of great character and style. Showing generous red berry fruits with touches of mint and clove. The palate has great depth, is soft, silky and wonderfully balanced. The perfect wine worth sharing with family and friends as a ‘finale’ at any get together.

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Once your payment has been approved, we will book your delivery in through Sendle via either Couriers Please or FastWay / Aramex, for next available pickup. Please allow 4-5 days for most metro areas and up to 10 days for more remote places, (although delivery may occur sooner than quoted). Please note that wine will only be delivered to persons over 18 years of age. You will receive an email notification once your order has been dispatched.

A collaboration between arguably Australia’s greatest sportsman, Ricky Ponting and iconic Australian Winemaker Ben Riggs, Ponting Wines encapsulates the drive for excellence and perfectionism that both have demonstrated in their incredible careers.

Ponting wines also gives Ricky direct access to his favourite post game drink. Whilst his teammates were cracking open beers, Ricky was seen opening Pinot Noir's from his home state Tasmania or enjoying classics from South Australia. 

Utilising Ben’s vast network of growers in Tasmania and South Australia, parcels that meet Ben & Ricky’s high standards are accepted for the Ponting label. Each wine reflects Ricky’s life and has been carefully crafted by Ben to ensure flavour, structure and complexity are of the highest quality. Ponting Wines is a celebration of Ben and Ricky's commitment, dedication and achievements in their chosen crafts.

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