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2019 Heathcote Estate '20th Anniversary' Shiraz (Magnum)

2019 Heathcote Estate '20th Anniversary' Shiraz (Magnum)
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SKU: 2019 Heathcote Estate 20th Anniversary Magnum

About the wine 

Heathcote Estate was established in 1999, on the famous strip of 500 million year old Cambrian soil that defines the heart of the region. This limited edition magnum bottling (only 320 magnums made) marks the 20th anniversary of the planting of the vineyard.  

The 2019 vintage was excellent, producing a classic Heathcote Estate shiraz. A dry winter led into an early spring with good rainfall over the period up until the new year. January and February were hot and dry and warmer than average. The vintage was fast paced with an extended hot spell during late February and March accelerating ripening. Shiraz performed well with the overall quality very good, and we picked the fruit at the right time (earlier than average) capturing the fruit at the right moment. A true vigneron’s vintage. 

Region Drummonds Lane, Heathcote
Alc  13.5%
Block F
Harvest 22 February
Aspect North facing slope, westerly inclination
Soil Rich and deep red clay topsoil over bedrock. Ancient Cambrian green stones visible
Barrel 11 months. 500L French oak puncheons (1 year old)
Winemaker Tom Carson

 

Artwork

Timothy Cook, Melville Island. 

 

Winemaker Notes
The grapes were hand-picked. The wine is made up of one tiny batch that represented one 500L barrel. It was fermented in a French oak cuve with 20% whole bunches. The wine was then pressed and transferred into a 500L French oak puncheon for malolactic fermentation. Racked twice during maturation, bottled February 2020.
Tasting Notes
Fragrant and complex perfume with spice, red and dark fruit and fruit compote. The palate is laden with super silky tannins that are poised and detailed. There is exceptional concentration and purity. The wine will age beautifully for many decades. Only 320 magnums produced.

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