Heggies vineyard is the sort of place a man would sit on his horse in silence at sunset and marvel at the ways of nature. Through the combination of innovative viticultural practices and unique ‘terroir’, this challenging and picturesque estate vineyard produces distinctive, balanced wines – beautifully structured and long on flavour.
- SA - Eden Valley
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
A pale straw with green tints.
This wine shows great intensity on the nose, with fruits such as nectarine and white peach complemented by subtle nuances of fine-grained French oak.
Line and length on the palate are the hallmarks of an outstanding Chardonnay and the Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 has those in abundance. The palate opens with fleshy stone and barrel ferment with further flinty textural complexity given by the wild yeasts.
The wine will peak in 5 to 7 years and will continue to offer pleasure and interest for at least 10 years.
Heggies could be called viticultural "struggle country". The winters are cold and wet, summers mild but very dry and the soils are thin and gravely on well drained slopes. This gives low yields but consistently produces grapes of outstanding flavour intensity. There are seven different selections of Chardonnay in Heggies Vineyard with three favoured Burgundian variants comprising the majority of the vines. The vines are shy bearing, giving grapes of intense flavour. Hand picking and gentle whole bunch pressing minimises the extraction of tannins and preserves natural fruit aromas.