Cabernet Sauvignon contributes elegance, finesse and a structured tannin frame. Select vineyard parcels ensure vibrant aroma, flavour profile and elegant tannins. Components are barrel fermented in 2 and 3-year-old American and French oak. Merlot fills the front and mid palate with rich, red fruit. After a 2 year maturation in old French oak barrels, the tannins work to soften the wine. Fermented in older French oak barrels, Cabernet Franc contributes perfume and leafy aromatics, while drawing a linear tannin down the centre line to give the wine focus and length. Petit Verdot contributes freshness along with a sprinkling of spice and perfume to provide aromatic lift and palate weight. Like the rest of the blend it is fermented in older French oak barrels.
Dr Jim Watts, a specialist and professor of surgery and his wife, (registered nurse) Helen began the Fox Creek story in 1984. They purchased a 32 hectare farming property in McLaren Vale and went about planting vines on the black clay soils. The Fox Creek ethic has always been based on respect for the land, a belief in using sustainable practices and a focus on producing outstanding wines in the vineyard. Their philosophy is to produce exceptionally high quality wines characteristic of the McLaren Vale region. Fox Creek implements many practices through their wine production to minimize long term enviormental impacts. Their cartons are made from recycable materials and all packaging elements (glass, caps, boxes & labels) are recycable. Rainwater is collected and stored in watertanks for winery use and winery wastewater is treated onsite.