The Invisible Man is very much Jennie Cimicky’s label – regarded with quite a degree of derision, and actual disbelief and disgust by the man himself who will naturally not be available to discuss the wine or travel the world to promote it. The wines must, as usual speak for themselves and to that end the Cimicky’s have decided that only Estate fruit will be used so that we can completely guarantee the quality from their patch of ground to the bottle. Consequently the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon hail from their original plantings of 1973. The release of the label also coincides with their 40th Anniversary.
Cimicky Invisible Man Cabernet – Shiraz
Czech immigrant Karl Cimicky founded Karlsburg Winery in 1973. In the early 90’s Karl’s son Charles began to take a keen interest in winemaking and the ‘good’ wines started turning into awesome wines. In addition to top of the line fermenters and barrels, Cimicky also has an estate bottling line, something of a rarity in Australia, allowing him to personally control all facets of production. Charles Cimicky produces rich, voluptuous, generous wines with superb balance. Apart from minor drip irrigation in January and February, the vines are dry grown, cover-cropped and organically fertilized. Now in his late forties Charles Cimicky is one of the most quality-driven, meticulous winemakers in South Australia.