How St Hugo Selects Its Fine and Rare Collection
The acclaimed local winemaker offers a back catalogue collection of its most important cabernet vintages.
When St Hugo started producing wine in 1980 it focused solely on its Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon. To chief winemaker Peter Munro, it remains the spirit of St Hugo.
“It was the first wine St Hugo created, and for the first 30 years it was the only wine we made,” explains Munro. “The Coonawarra cabernet is by far and away our most important wine in the portfolio”
Expansion has come over what’s now been 40 years, St Hugo today producing chardonnay and riesling alongside a number of shiraz and grenache varietals that showcase the outfit’s enviable Barossa Valley location.
Still, in releasing its Fine and Rare collection, the label has focused on its roots – this a back-issue catalogue of the best in Coonawarra cabernets, ones hidden in carefully monitored conditions to be released on maturity, offering a chance to indulge the wine’s full potential.