For our Cleanskin offer this year, we are offering the rare opportunity to access a high quality, small batch Single Vineyard Shiraz from Heathcote at an exceptional price, $120 per dozen.
2021 was the best vintage in Heathcote since 2006 with almost perfect conditions for this cool climate region. The fruit for our Cleanskin Shiraz comes from 27 year old vines situated on a strip of ancient Cambrian soil on the east facing slopes of Mount Camel in Central Victoria, north of the Heathcote township. These ancient soils are synonymous with the region and gives the wine its unique structure. 2021 produced an embarrassment of riches with bigger crops than normal, however the small size of the berries meant that flavour concentration was not sacrificed. Made in the same way we make our top Hunter Valley reds, this Shiraz spent about two weeks on skins and was pumped over twice daily.
Dense and bright with the most vibrant purple colour. The palate is luscious and mouth filling, with an energetic fruit profile. Light on its feet but still with great power. A once in a decade quality level Heathcote Shiraz with perfect balance.
Alcohol – 13.5%