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, and the cool climate of Langhorne Creek. Heartland Shiraz is a pure expression of Australia’s most iconic variety.
Region: Langhorne Creek
Soil: Sandy loamVariety: Shiraz
The deep ruby colour foreshadows aromas of black currants and raspberry compote. These notes are echoed on the palate and complimented by dark chocolate and a dusting of nutmeg. The intensity of the fruit sits in perfect balance with the texture of the wine.
The Shiraz was de-stemmed, crushed and pumped over twice a day for ten days. The wine matured for 12 months in oak prior to bottling. Grapes normally reserved for our Directors’ Cut Shiraz have been used in this vintage of Heartland Shiraz. We hope you will agree this is the best Heartland Shiraz we have made.
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.
Alc/Vol: 14.5% Maturation Vessel: 100% oak
Age of vines: 16-20 years Oak Type: Selected French and American barrels in combination
Time in barrel: 12 month
Age of barrels: New – 4 year old hogsheads
Suitable for vegans: Yes