The grapes for this unmistakably Heathcote shiraz come from a prime selection of vineyards from across the region. It’s like they’ve taken elements from the body, and distilled them to capture the soul of the place. For me, these wines are all about cherries and brick dust. That’s here in spades. Plump, vibrant red fruits and dusty, savoury undertones make for something at once elegant and unpretentious.
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“There’s one man generally credited with being responsible for planting the best vineyards in Heathcote and this wine comes from the brand he founded. It’s a blend of several Shiraz clones from a few of his original vineyards. Often Heathcote Shiraz takes years and years to hit it’s stride but this one is just that dash gentler, putting it right in the zone for good drinking now. You could certainly lay it down for a few years, but no need to wait.”
Full price $35.00 from the producer on 6 December 2019.
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There are two distinct styles of Heathcote wine, which can get confusing. There's Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck at the giant end of the spectrum for Greenock Creek lovers (I'm talking 17.5% alcohol!). And then there's Jasper Hill, Heathcote Estate, Chalmers' new Heathcote outfit and some new alternative varieties that seem to be making it into the best weird and wonderful natural wines in the country. Think Shiraz here traditionally, but don't be afraid to try the Nebbiolo, Fiano and Lagrein from painstakingly selected vineyards. They're refreshingly delicious.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...