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JASPER HILL Cornella Vineyard 2004

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JASPER HILL Cornella Vineyard 2004

JASPER HILL Cornella Vineyard Grenache, Heathcote
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JASPER HILL Cornella Vineyard Grenache, Heathcote
  • Style: Red
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Region: Heathcote
  • Code: JHCVG
  • Varietal: Grenache
  • Country: Australia

Region Heathcote

Heathcote is situated about 100 km north of Melbourne in Central Victoria at altitudes between 160-380 metres. This is classic rolling Australian countryside punctuated by eucalypts and rounded hills. The defining feature of the region is the ‘Heathcote red snake’ a strip of ancient, deep, red Cambrian soils with good water holding capacity, imparting a distinct and unique flavour profile to Shiraz, the superstar of the region. The region is warm and strongly continental with low rainfall, but enjoys an even temperature range during ripening. Founded in the 1850’s Heathcote was originally a gold rush town. Vines were planted in the 1860’s, but were subsequently decimated by phylloxera with modern day plantings only re-established during the 1960’s. Although best known for its rich tannic powerful Shiraz, Heathcote also produces a wide range of varieties including Riesling, Chardonnay and Viognier alongside the Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Emerging varieties of Sangiovese and Tempranillo also show great promise.

Winery JASPER HILL

Located in the prime rolling countryside of Heathcote, Victoria Jasper Hill is regarded as one of Australia’s great Shiraz producers. The evocatively named, gorgeously scented and beautifully concentrated Emily’s Paddock and Georgia’s Paddock Shirazes have forged a remarkable reputation for their highly individual character and powerful aging potential. This is a very much a family enterprise woven by heart and the poetic intricacies of place. The vineyards are elevated at around 320 metres on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range on Cambrian derived soils of friable red-brown gravelly loams that run in a thin north-south non-continuous strip between 2 parallel fault lines. Jasper Hill’s vineyards are entirely biodynamic and winemaking philosophy is very much non-interventionist. Daughter Emily has now joined Ron Laughton as winemaker and together the father daughter duo produces a Nebbiolo, Cornella Grenache (from independent grower fruit), a Riesling and idiosyncratic Semillon alongside their flagship Shiraz offerings.