CLIMATE Warm and dry.
LOCATION Northern Barossa, South Australia (locality: Moppa) – about four kilometres (three miles) north of Nuriootpa.
SOILS Deep alluvial sands to sandy loams and heavy, red-brown clays.
RAINFALL Average rainfall is 508 mm (20 in). About 200 mm (8 in) falls during the growing season.
IRRIGATION Supplementary irrigation is provided.
VITICULTURE The original Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted in 1888. A succession of plantings and retrellising has followed since Penfolds acquired the vineyard in 1945. Some blocks are mechanically pruned and harvested. Many blocks – particularly Block 42 which comprises century-old bush vines – are hand-picked.
GRAPE VARIETIES Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro (Mourvèdre) and Sangiovese.
FRUIT PROFILE This vineyard contributes fruit to Grange, Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, RWT Shiraz, Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz and Cellar Reserve wines. Also Special Bins, in particular Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon and Bin 60A Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Shiraz.

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