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2014 Heartland Shiraz

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The Heartland brand comes from a passionate bunch of wine industry individuals with a shared mission to bring the people excellent wines from the Limestone Coast and Langhorne Creek. This is a pure and generous expression of Shiraz with masses of black fruit and spice before unveiling a palate rich in cassis, a touch of licorice and earth. It’s rich, round and balanced and the appropriate thing to pair with your next Sunday roast or barbecue.

Winemaker's Notes

Heartland is the place between the vines that offers the best view of the gum trees. We produce wines that remain true to the recognised Australian style, while ensuring a balanced structure and appealing texture. Heartland Shiraz is a pure expression of Australia’s most iconic variety.

Tasting Notes: The dark colour preempts a wine of dense, layered black fruit. The aromas of anise and cracked pepper are enveloped in classic blackberry. The glass coating texture gives way to freshness on the finish resulting in a fine balance. The structure imparted by oak and skin contact integrates well with the bright, but intense fruit.

Vinification: The fruit was de-stemmed, crushed and pumped over twice a day for nine days to enhance colour and flavour. Fermentation with our Rhône isolate yeast was at 18°-24°C. Extended maceration resulted in savoury, supple tannins and an approachable palate. The wine matured for 14 months in oak prior to bottling.

2014 Vintage: 2014 followed the classic road of a late vintage accompanying a late Easter. Deep soil moisture from a traditional winter flood bolstered us against the warm summer days, as did the cooling Langhorne Creek winds. We were spared the late February rains that harried other regions in South Australia.

Suitable for Vegans.

Alc/vol: 14.5%

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2014 Heartland Shiraz

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Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
A generous and glossy blend of Langhorne Creek and Limestone Coast, packed with regional mint, rich black plum and berry compote fruit, red liquorice and fine, textural tannins.
2011-2014
Wine Taste Special Edition 24
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