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HEATHCOTE ESTATE Single Vineyard Shiraz, Heathcote 2014

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HEATHCOTE ESTATE Single Vineyard Shiraz, Heathcote 2014 HEATHCOTE ESTATE Single Vineyard Shiraz, Heathcote 2014

HEATHCOTE ESTATE Single Vineyard Shiraz, Heathcote 2014

HEATHCOTE ESTATE Single Vineyard Shiraz, Heathcote
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HEATHCOTE ESTATE Single Vineyard Shiraz, Heathcote
  • Style: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Region: Heathcote
  • Code: YLHES
  • Varietal: Shiraz
  • 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 HEATHCOTE ESTATE

Langton’s Selections Heathcote Estate Shiraz Heathcote Estate, next door to Jasper Hill, was established by Yarra Ridge founder Louis Bialkower and Village Roadshow’s Robert Kirby in 1999. Their aim was to produce a first class Heathcote Shiraz to rival Australia’s finest. Todd Dexter and New Zealand based vino-supremo Larry McKenna (consulting wine director) make a formidable winemaking duo. The Heathcote Shiraz is a bloody good wine and does much to show the wonderful potential of the region. The wines have blackberry/dark chocolate/cedar aromas, well integrated mocha oak and chalky tannins. Typically the wine is batch-vinified in both open and closed fermenters with up to three weeks total time on skins. The wine is then pressed off and transferred into a combination of 30% new and seasoned oak (mostly French/10% American) barrels for around 18 months before bottling. A soupcon of Grenache is used in the blend presumably to give fragrance and lift. The Heathcote Esta
Langton’s Selections Heathcote Estate Shiraz Heathcote Estate, next door to Jasper Hill, was established by Yarra Ridge founder Louis Bialkower and Village Roadshow’s Robert Kirby in 1999. Their aim was to produce a first class Heathcote Shiraz to rival Australia’s finest. Todd Dexter and New Zealand based vino-supremo Larry McKenna (consulting wine director) make a formidable winemaking duo. The Heathcote Shiraz is a bloody good wine and does much to show the wonderful potential of the region. The wines have blackberry/dark chocolate/cedar aromas, well integrated mocha oak and chalky tannins. Typically the wine is batch-vinified in both open and closed fermenters with up to three weeks total time on skins. The wine is then pressed off and transferred into a combination of 30% new and seasoned oak (mostly French/10% American) barrels for around 18 months before bottling. A soupcon of Grenache is used in the blend presumably to give fragrance and lift. The Heathcote Estate Grenache Noir (just a fancy name for Grenache) is a relatively new addition and sees about 7% Shiraz. The wines are sealed with technical cork. Heathcote Estate is a very important up and coming Heathcote producer. It has the Cap-Ex, the right vineyard resources and the technical know how to make something enduring and special. Certainly the wine critics have got right behind it. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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