Heathcote Estate Shiraz 2012 (6 x 750mL), Heathcote, VIC.

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Overview

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 were handled separately in the winery and vintage 2012 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 were 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 July 2013.

Region:
VIC - Heathcote
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Deep colour; the bouquet has all the black fruits, spice, licorice and mineral the colour would suggest; the palate is tightly focused, firm and very long, picking up and expanding on the bouquet; French oak and firm tannins guarantee the wine's safe passage through to the end of the next decade. Rating 95 - Drink by 2032 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2014)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

A beautifully balanced wine packed with flavour and complexity, embodying the affinity between the Heathcote region and the shiraz grape.

Cellaring

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

Vintage
2012
Region
VIC - Heathcote
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Yabby Lake is a dynamic Australian wine producer intent on crafting wines with a genuine sense of identity. We own vineyards in three distinct regions of Victoria, producing single vineyard wines under the Yabby Lake and Heathcote Estate labels. Red Claw and Cooralook are regional expressions of Mornington Peninsula, Heathcote and the Strathbogie Ranges.

Founded by the Kirby family, the Yabby Lake business is now headed up by Chief Winemaker and General Manager Tom Carson with a dedicated team of the industry's most experienced wine professionals working to deliver the Kirby family vision.

The first chapter of this exciting Australian wine story started in 1992 when the Kirby family planted its first vineyard at Red Hill on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. Intimately involved in the Mornington Peninsula region for decades, it was only natural that founders Robert and Mem Kirby would plant their first vines in the area.

In 1998, after much searching and careful planning, the Yabby Lake Vineyard was established in the sub-region of Moorooduc.

One year later, a rare and special parcel of land on the ancient Cambrian soils of Heathcote was planted with the sole objective to grow and craft one wine - a single vineyard shiraz.

Around the same time, the family also purchased the original Mount Helen Vineyard in the Strathbogie Ranges.

The Kirby family began working with viticulturist Keith Harris and soon engaged Larry McKenna to oversee the early vintages. Renowned Mornington Peninsula winemaker Tod Dexter was employed in 2004, applying his specialist knowledge of the region.

In 2008, after a decade of careful planning of the family's wine interests, Robert and Mem handed control of the family's vineyards and established labels to their children Nina and Clark.

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