Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 (6 x 750mL), Eden Valley, SA.

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$24.99 per Bottle
$149.94 per pack

Overview

Heggies Vineyard is perched in the high country of Eden Valley where the combination of cool climate and high

altitude provide the perfect conditions for producing some of Australia’s finest Chardonnay. The majority of the

estate comprises of three favoured Burgundian clones that provide a range of flavour opportunities for Heggies Chardonnay.

Fruit for this wine is selected from the older blocks on the estate with a range of aspects. These blocks are characterised by their shallow topsoils which are strewn with quartz on well-drained slopes. The vines yield low crops, which consistently produce Chardonnay of outstanding flavour intensity. The combination of clones in this blend exhibits our extensive experience working with the variety in Eden Valley.

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

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Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale green-gold in colour

Aroma

Fresh and fragrant aromas of stone fruits, grapefruit pith and citrus zest with subtle hints of roasted hazelnuts

and spicy oak.

Palate

The Heggies Vineyard consistently produces wines with distinct and lively minerality. Flavours of white fleshed nectarines, grapefruit and nougat are complemented by a fresh peach sorbet-like texture on the mid-palate and a long drive of fresh citrus acidity to finish.

Food Match

Lovely accompaniment to pan seared crispy skin salmon and citrus hollandaise sauce or tofu scramble with grilled asparagus.

Cellar

A wine of fine restraint that reflects the cool conditions of the 2017 vintage. Restrained in its youth this wine will continue to build richness and texture with long term cellaring.

Vintage
2017
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

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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