This is a very dark glass of juicy and delicious red. A burst of intense primary fruit greets the palate with blueberries, blackberries and currants. These powerful fruit notes can engulf the uninitiated, but waves of spice can be discovered by seasoned flavor explorers.
The Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are fermented separately with specific parcels included for their ability to offer greater complexity and character. Time in barrel permits a softening of the wine’s structure. It also offers a complex expression of the fruit and helps the exotic notes of spice to be discovered.
2012 is a year of exceptional quality. Late September frosts reduced yields between 10 and 40% depending on the vineyard. A long and relatively cool ripening season allowed for full development of the fruit flavours. The wines retain their natural acidity while conveying the full range of fruit flavours and deep colours we want. 2012 is the best vintage in a long time.
Maturation Vessel: French and American oak hogsheads in combination
Age of vines: 15-18 years
Age of barrels: 2-3 years
Time in barrel: 12 months
Optimum drinking: 2014-2018
Suitable for vegans: Yes
A joint venture of industry veterans: winemakers Ben Glaetzer and Scott Collett, and wine industry management specialist Grant Tilbrook.
Heartland uses grapes grown in the Limestone Coast and Langhorne Creek predominantly from vineyards owned by the partners. It currently exports 60% of its make to 38 international markets.
Variety: Shiraz [58%] and Cabernet Sauvignon [42%]
Region: Langhorne Creek/Limestone Coast, Australia
Heartland Wines were started by a group of friends in 2001, all of whom have worked within the cogs of the wine industry for years. The Heartland owners are Ben Glaetzer, Grant Tilbrook, Scott Collet, Geoff Hardy, Vicki Arnold, Gino Melino and John Pargeter. The team is actively involved in all aspects of the business, from growing the grapes, winemaking and marketing to selling the wines.
There are three ranges under the Heartland Wine label - Heartland Stickleback, Heartland Coast & Creek and the flagship Director's Cut Shiraz. All three are available in our store.
All Heartland wines are made with fruit from mature vineyards in the Limestone Coast and Langhorne Creek in South Australia.
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