Heggies Vineyard 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.
- SA - Eden Valley
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine is a pale lemon yellow colour
An intense lively nose of peach and nectarine with an edgy citrus tang of cumquats.
Line and length are the hallmarks of an outstanding wine and is a signature of the Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay.
The palate opens with stone fruit and builds to the mouth-filling complexity
and texture of warm brioche. Interest is held by a rich creamy finish. All
Heggies Vineyard wines show an excellent minerality that contributes to the
length and finesse.
The wine will peak in five to seven years and will continue to offer pleasure and
interest for at least 10 years. This Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay would be an
excellent accompaniment to Asian fusion cuisine; try with steamed fish and