This wine is an expression of the Cambrian Terroir, blending delicate fruit from three premium vineyards along the Heathcote Faultline. Harvested by hand between late-February and mid-March, all fruit was transported directly to the winery the same day it was picked.
Processed on site at Armstead Estate on the banks of Lake Eppalock, the handpicked bunches were crushed and destemmed, then fermented in small, open fermenters with daily temperature control.
Post fermentation and a short period of stabilisation in stainless steel, the wine was racked in to a combination of French and American oak Barriques. All Barriques were allowed to go through Malolactic fermentation during the Spring of 2016. A second racking took place in late 2017, followed by cross flow filtration and bottling. The wine was not fined.
A bright Shiraz, heavy on Heathcote flavour without the unnecessary encore. All spice on the surface, ripe raspberry and white pepper developing after a short time in the glass. A perfect match to any meal, to be enjoyed now, or cellar up to 8 years.
Region: Heathcote Sub-region: A blend of premium fruit from three different sub-regions – Colbinabbin, Mia Mia and Kimbolton Harvest date: February - March 2016 Harvested: by hand Aged: French and American oak, 22 months Palate: delicate red berries and savoury black pepper Drinking best: 2018-2025