De Bortoli Villages Heathcote Shiraz Grenache

De Bortoli Villages Heathcote Shiraz Grenache

Regular price $112.00 Sale

REGION

Heathcote

VINEYARD

The majority of the Shiraz is grown by Ian and Lynn Rathjen, Willoughby Bridge Vineyards and also our own Freeman’s Bridge vineyard. Proper farmers, salt of the earth, an understanding of their land and vines. The Heathcote Ridge Vineyard produces some of the most compelling and perfumed Grenache, giving the blend charm and fragrance.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

2017 was a long mild growing season which produced Shiraz and Grenache with depth and intensity. Lovely concentration and balance.

WINE ANALYSIS

Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.60, TA: 6.1 g/L

CELLARING

This wine will continue to develop beautifully over the next 4-6 years if stored in a cool dark place.


Food Match

This full bodied wine style matches well with:

Red Meats - T Bone Steaks; Stews; Lamb Shanks

Reviews & Awards

2019 Royal Queensland Wine Show
2019 Vienna AWC Awards

 

"Rich and Velvety. Blending grenache with a cool-climate shiraz ramps up the red fruit and spice, while lowering tannins. This makes it more food friendly. Deliciously drinkable, it's like a warm, romantic embrace in a glass. DRINK IT WITH pork chops, lamb stir-fries."

Jane Thompson, Taste Magazine, Jun 2020

" Rich, with juicy raspberry puree, kirsch, plum compote and matcha green tea flavours that sing out with a mouthwatering acidity, balanced with firm, chalky, earthy tannins on the finish. Shiraz and Grenache. Drink now through 2030. 90/100.

Wine Spectator, Dec 2020