The Dita Akello Cabernet Sauvignon is a brooding, dark, and complex Australian wine. With hints of minty fruit, a hallmark of Australian Cabernet, balanced by notes of cigar box and spice from a year in barrel, this is a wine to savor. The fruit jumps onto the palate, fresh notes of cassis and red currants dance around the darker and more brooding characteristics. The combination of focused fruit and herbal nuance complement a whole host of pairings. We’ve tried it with a lot of classic red wine pairings and found it does best with juicy meat dishes, think steaks, herbed pork, and even cheeseburgers.
Australian wine has really come into its own the last few decades. Winemakers have the entire southern quarter of the continent staked out with vineyards covering all different types of soils. Australia’s hot and dry climate requires extremely careful and precise irrigation in order to properly nourish the vines, allowing for just enough water for the fruit to ripen without overwatering the delicate root system of the vineyards. The wines that come from Austraila are typically big, bold, and incredibly enjoyable.
Optimum ripeness at harvest gives hints of cassis and layers of red currants to add complexity. The primary fruits shine in this wine, and the modest oak influence adds interest in the form of cigar box and brown spices. The result is a combination of focused fruit and herbal nuances that best complement herb-laced meat dishes, steak salads and savory dishes. The fresh acidity stands up to rich foods such as bacon cheeseburgers, and hearty meals such as stews.