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SERVING TEMPERATURE | 13 - 18°
CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years
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A rich, full-bodied wine with aromas of violets and blackberries with clean flinty notes. The palate has plenty of black and red fruits balanced with supple tannin and spicy oak character.
Small berries and bunches led to low yields of high-quality fruit with an exceptional concentration of colour and flavour. Overall, the season was a warm year, with a few extreme heat days in January and February requiring expert management of irrigation and canopy cover, though cool nights encouraged vine health and balanced development of flavour, structure and tannin.
This wine has fruit from two premium vineyards on Heathcote’s famous Cambrian soil – one in the north of the region which was picked in the last few days of February, and one in the south which is cooler and was picked a few weeks later. The fruit wine was matured for 11 months in French oak barriques, a mix of new and seasoned
Heathcote’s growing reputation for superior Shiraz wines is based on its ancient dirt. These old, hungry soils produce naturally low yields of powerfully-flavoured and deeply coloured fruit.
The textured, red clays, known as Cambrian Greenstone run around the Mount Camel Range with vineyards planted in the shadow of its modest peaks.
The Collection series are a set of premium wines from hand-picked regions around the world – each crafted to reflect a supreme sense of place and exceptional character.
The labels each feature a unique photographed object collected from the region the wine was grown, designed to present a story of the region's distinct characteristics.
This rock was collected from the banks of the Yarra River which flows through the region and gives the Yarra Valley its name.