Sweeping out from a limestone ridge, layers of the famous terra rossa soil hold firm to the roots of Heathfield’s vines. And its here, nestled between pristine nature reserves and distinguished wine regions, that the Tidswell family craft their cool climate varietal wines.
It’s a rugged land, but one that rewards those who can sit back and absorb its beauty with a glass of Heathfield Shiraz in hand.
A warm drier winter of 2015 and only average spring rains set up the vineyard for the challenge of facing a long, hot summer. This resulted in below average grape yields at harvest. The good news was the lower yields resulted in fruit of the highest quality.
Shiraz parcels were selected from ‘Road Block’ at our family estate vineyard, Heathfield and harvested at 14.5 Baume. Maturation was carried out for eighteen months in new American hogsheads followed by second use French oak barrels.
The 2016 Heathfield Shiraz presents a colour and bouquet of luscious ripe berries. The delicious savoury palate of redcurrant and plum, with a hint of mocha and spice, blends with silky tannins to reveal a classy Shiraz of generous length.
Enjoy with beef bourgignon or slow cooked lamb shanks!
Consume now or cellar until 2026.
Min order of 6 bottles. Free delivery for 24 or more bottles (combination of any wines included).