About This Wine
Tar and Roses are flavours synonymous with nebbiolo and this red embodies the name like no other. Black liquorice sweetness, leather and olive tapenade characters add to this delicious mix, combined with bold tannins, giving this impressive wine flexibility to cellar for several years. It will go down a treat with braised beef and hearty winter vegetables. Assertive tannin, licorice and fennel lingering and fleshy.
Nebbiolo is a thin skinned variety and known for its unusually light colour and deceptively high level of tannins. In fertile soils it can produce large crops with large bunches and berries. The Heathcote vineyard while close to the rich deep Cambrian vein of soil is tempered by harder granitic gravels that has seen the vines produce a more balance canopy to crop ratio. The balanced crop level has meant even ripening and minimal disease pressures.
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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.