Heathcote Estate Shiraz 2009 (6 x 750mL), Heathcote, VIC.

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Overview

A beautifully balanced wine packed with flavour and complexity, embodying the affinity between the Heathcote region and the shiraz grape. Will age for at least 10 years under ideal cellaring conditions

Region:
VIC - Heathcote
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Cololur

Dark red/purple

Aroma

The aromas express uniquely identifi able regional characteristics of perfectly ripened blackberry and raspberry fruit with hints of cedar, chocolate and spice.

Palate

Flavours are a subtle combination of layered complex fruit integrated with subtle oak. The long palate features soft supple tannins and a seamless integration of oak and acid with a long rich lingering finish.

Food Matching

Lamb, beef and roasted vegetables.

Cellaring Potential

Will age for at least 10 years under ideal cellaring conditions.

Winemaking

The rare, ideal location of Heathcote Estate, planted on the deep red Cambrian soil, imparts amazing depth and character to our shiraz.

Our 5 individual blocks and their various sections where handled separately in the winery and vintage 2009 created 14 unique batches of wine. The grapes were fermented in a combination of open and closed fermenters after gentle destemming, with some batches receiving whole bunches. The wines where then pressed and transferred immediately into barrels for malolactic fermentation. It remained in barrel for a total of 17 months (a combination of 20% new, second and third use barrels, 100% French oak) and during maturation was racked three times. During the winemaking and maturation process, the most exceptional parcels of shiraz were identified and only the most outstanding made it into the final blend. This commitment to quality saw 40% of the Shiraz being declassified from the final blend. The resulting wine was bottled in August 2010.

Vintage
2009
Region
VIC - Heathcote
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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