Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay 2012 (6 x 750mL), Eden Valley, SA.

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Overview

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.

Nestled in the high country of the Eden Valley, Heggies Vineyard is situated at an altitude of 550m above sea level where the soil is a thin layer of grey sandy loam over clay and decomposed rock. With only 787mm of average annual rainfall, the vines compete vigorously for moisture and nutrient, producing wines of full flavour, fineness and balance.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The wine is a pale lemon yellow colour

Aroma

An intense bouquet opening with aromas of lemon blossom, sage and baking bread melded with nuances of cream and nougat.

Palate

Line and length are the hallmarks of an outstanding wine and is a signature of the Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay. The palate builds with creamy fullness reminiscent of peaches and cinnamon and “struck match” flintiness from the wild yeasts.

B>Cellaring

The wine will peak in 5 to 7 years and will continue to offer pleasure and interest for at least 10 years.

Food Matching

This Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay would be an excellent counterpoint to Asian fusion cuisine; try with poached fish.

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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The magnificent sweep of country that is now the Heggies Vineyard had been grazing land for most of its settled history and was owned by local grazier and bushman, Colin Heggie, before being purchased by Wyndham Hill Smith, then Manager of the Yalumba Wine Company.

Friends since school days, Colin and Wyndham's friendship continued into adulthood and throughout their lengthy negotiation over the purchase of Heggie's land - a negotiation that was, it has been suggested, not a lot more than an excuse for relaxed chats about land, cattle, horses, wine and life!

Planting began in 1971 on the tough North Eastern corner of the property and the first wine was released in 1979. It was the first wine to bear the idiosyncratic label that features a drawing of Colin Heggie, the bushman, looking out over the fledgling Heggies plantings astride his faithful chestnut, Jack.

At 550 metres above sea level, Heggies is one of Australia's highest altitude vineyards and also one of its coolest. The close-planted clonally-selected grafted vines are grown in semi-drought conditions, meaning the soil is lean and hungry - a thin layer of grey sandy loam over clay and decomposed rock. The vines compete vigorously for moisture and nutrient, encouraging roots to dig deep into the soil where it is moist and cool throughout all seasons.

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