Sovereign is what happens if you do everything right and then Nature helps.
A Cabernet blend from only the best years of the century. The original Sovereign ingredient wines together won five gold medals.
This glorious wine receives extended ageing in French Oak where it becomes totally integrated and will express a refined harmony throughout the palate.
Structured, but with its own soft character then suddenly the rising tannin in the mid-palate, this wine is quite simply “exquisite”.
Only made occasionally, on average - once every seven years, this wine rivals the very finest of first-growth Bordeaux.
Predominately Cabernet Sauvignon with just a little Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec to refine and support the overall wine.
For the first two years, the wine resides in new French Oak barrels. It is then blended and placed in a neutral French Oak barrel where it becomes an integrated and refined wine.
From the time we harvest the most perfect grapes of the season, make the wine, barrel the wine, wait and taste the wine in each barrel, then choose the best-of-the-best barrels - it takes years to make this wine.
For the first two years, the wine resides in new French Oak barrels. It then goes through the blending process and is placed in neutral French Oak barrels where it becomes an integrated and refined wine.
The additional barrel time provides a level of maturation so the Sovereign can be enjoyed immediately, but if you would like to age the wine it will continue to improve for at least the next seven to ten years.
The bottle is an “Imperial” Bordeaux style 750ml designed by Bruni Glass of Milan, Italy. On one side of the bottle the names are etched into the glass and highlighted in cherry red and white enamel. The WILLIAMSON WINES name is etched and highlighted with actual gold leaf.
The other side of the bottle has the story of the wine in white. To crown this special package, the neck is dipped in cherry red wax. All of this work is performed in the hands of expert craftsmen as is fitting of such a handcrafted wine.
Only a handful of these unique bottles are produced and as a final step, Bill will personally sign each one.
Each release of Sovereign Cabernet Sauvignon is unique and owners are among a very few people in the entire world that will ever have the opportunity to enjoy this spectacular wine!
Sovereign ~ [sov·er·eign] a leader possessing ultimate power / the largest value British gold coin produced / the greatest wine you have ever tasted.
Why "Sovereign" ~ The name Sovereign means a principal ruler and also refers to a Victorian-era gold coin. Since our first Sovereign ruled by winning five gold medals, the name is appropriate but even more so because Dawn used to wear a gold sovereign necklace when we were first dating.