Heathcote Winery `Mail Coach` Shiraz 2011 (6 x 750mL), Heathcote, VIC.

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Overview

The Heathcote region experienced a challenging yet fruitful 2010/11 growing season. Despite the highest rainfall on record for the past ten years, the fruit came off the vine in top shape – a testament to our Vineyard team! A wet, cool season and a later start to picking led to the development of ripe fruit flavours and higher natural acidity at lower sugar levels. Low night-time temperatures facilitated continued vine-balance and berry development up until a May harvest.

The 2011 Mail Coach Shiraz comes predominately from our own vineyards, on the outskirts of the township of Heathcote. Keeping to our tradition, we co-fermented 2% Viognier with the Shiraz, giving the young wine enticing aromatic complexity and providing structure and depth for optimal maturity. The wine was aged in 19.2% new oak (predominately French) for up to 17 months.

Region:
VIC - Heathcote
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Brilliant ruby red

Aroma

Vibrant red fruits, cherry and redcurrant aromas are followed by an enticing hint of confectionary, pepper and well-integrated oak.

Palate

The palate shows bright red berry fruits, spice, white pepper and a touch of menthol – typical of a cooler year in Heathcote. This is an elegant wine supported by firm, silky tannins, bright acid and a lingering finish.

Cellaring

This wine may be enjoyed now, or cellared for the medium term.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal 2013 International Wine Challenge – London

Vintage
2011
Region
VIC - Heathcote
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Uniquely positioned in the main street of Heathcote, Heathcote Winery holds a surprise for many of its visitors. The Cellar Door and adjacent Art Gallery are situated in the main street of Heathcote, in a restored miners produce store built by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune.

Few would then expect to find a fully functioning winery directly behind the Cellar Door!!

Heathcote Winery produced its first vintage in 1983 and now specialises in the production of premium shiraz with the release of the 2006 vintage of the acclaimed Mail Coach shiraz marking the Winery's 11th vintage.

In 1997 the winery was purchased by an independent group of wine enthusiasts led by Stephen Wilkins. Stephen and his partners share a passionate commitment to produce wines reflective of the Heathcote Region but distinctly Heathcote Winery. The wines attest to this commitment, delivering concentrated fruit aromas and flavours and intense colour, but with a finishing elegance enhanced by splashes of viognier.

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