About This Wine
An ideal gift. Beautiful, fine perfume with layers of red and black fruits. The wine is exceptionally poised with characteristic floral notes, tar, gun flint and excellent balance and concentration. The palate is seamless, elegant and plush, loaded with fruit texture and beautifully ripe tannins. Presented in a beautiful gift box.
The Heathcote wine region in central Victoria is well known for its excellent red wines, most notably Shiraz. Heathcote reds are defined by their inky depth of colour, and deep, dark complex fruit flavours. This is combined with well balanced tannins and acid that help to give the wines great cellaring potential.
All this is made possible by the terroir. The Heathcote region sits at between 160m and 380m elevation with a temperate climate of even rainfall. The soils are rich in calcium red soils made up of “greenstone”. These soils are prized for their water retention capabilities allowing them to drain freely but still hold enough water throughout the growing season. The grapes that result are small and concentred which in turn make rich concentrated wines.
James Halliday – The blend of three single blocks all saw new or second-use French puncheons, 25-50% whole bunches, foot-trodden, then cool-fermented. Medium-bodied palate, still in the overarching savoury style of the Wren Shirazs. Red and black fruits are woven through a wine that carries its alcohol well.