Smith & Hooper Wrattonbully Cabernet Merlot 2002
Wrattonbully is located in the South East of South Australia approximately 50 kilometres north of Coonawarra. Wrattonbully has a similar climate and soil types to Coonawarra although temperatures are on average one degree warmer. It is the similarity to Coonawarra that led winemakers to develop the region primarily for red wines. Hooper's vineyard undulates across gentle slopes and Smith's is set on slopes surrounding a shallow basin. The soils are red brown earths over a decayed limestone base - the classic "terra rossa" soils as found in Coonawarra.