Heggies Vineyard Riesling 2019 (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 in flavour.

Nestled in the high country of Eden Valley, Heggies Vineyard is situated at an altitude of 530m above sea level where the soil is a thin layer of grey sandy loam over clay and decomposed rock. With low average annual rainfall, the vines compete vigorously for moisture and nutrients, producing wines of full flavour, finesse and balance.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Pale straw in colour with green gold tints. Very fragrant aromas of citrus blossom and bath salts with underlying notes of musk and kaffir lime. The 2019 vintage has produced a generous and textured wine with flavours of lemon curd, citrus zest and musk. The refreshingly limey acid drive is complemented by a talcy, textured finish. Lovely accompaniment to an Asian shredded chicken salad or green mango and crisp noodle salad.

Vintage
2019
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Riesling
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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