Highbank wine “Coonawarra Basket Press” is made of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc (7000 yen/Vintners). Extremely complex structure with soft and delicate acidity and tannins. Long length.（92 points, now to 2015)
Highbank vineyards are located on the central hill of Coonawarra’s highest terroir, this is why this top quality wine is different from other Australian wines.
Coonawarra is not only that land famous for its name, it is also the place where people made a move towards to obtain Coonawarra appellation for top quality wines. This is only at the top of the hill that you will find the best soil, limestone covered by a thin layer (20 cm) of Terra Rossa.
Denis Vice couldn’t imagine making wine anywhere else than on the best spot.
Three methods are used jointly: Scott henri’s, VSP and Double Canopy. Denis Vice has a keen interest in cultivation.
This is why the yield is very low: « usually, you get 6 tons per hectare. We are producing 1.5 ton per hectare ». I guess this is why this wine is so different from others.
Winart September 2002 By Tanaka Katsuyuki