Heathcote Winery Mail Coach Shiraz
$3099each
$371DOZEN
WineryHeathcote Winery
Fruit Shiraz Viognier
Regions Heathcote
  Victoria
Each $30.99
$371.00
Available by the dozen
One of the earliest commercial winemaking operations ever established in Victoria. Heathcote Winery can also boast some of the oldest Australian plantings of Viognier. The winery building dates back to 1854 when it serviced miners seeking their fortune in the heady days of the Victorian gold rush. Shiraz with a splash of Viognier is predominantly sourced from estate vineyards on the periphery of Heathcote township, harvested just when the chunky tannins, cherry acids, natural grape sugars and bold red Heathcote earth characters are at their peak.
Exclusively Heathcote Shiraz is treated to a Rhone styled co-fermentation with a small amount of Viognier, lifting the colour and infusing the aromatics with wonderful apricot floral scents, while adding body and increasing palate structure. Parcels are processed and vinified through individual batches to a regimen of old world winemaking techniques, including hand plunging in open vessels and pump overs in closed fermentation vats. Upon completion, Mail Coach is pressed and matured up to seventeen months in a selection of new and seasoned French oak barriques, crafted by a range of cooperages to facilitate complexity and encourage components to achieve their full potential.
TASTING NOTES
Deep scarlet red with purple hues. Lifted, regional nose of blackcurrants and dark berry fruit, menthol notes highlight toasted oak characters and carry aromatics onto the palate. Brooding in style, medium to full bodied wine showing dense regional fruit and impeccable balance. High end French oak contributes to a tasty, supple tannin profile, concentrated primary fruit suggests added complexity as the wine continues to evolve.
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About the Heathcote Winery Winery
Heathcote Winery was one of the first commercial wineries in Heathcote
Uniquely positioned along Heathcote's main street, Heathcote Winery holds a surprise for many of its visitors. Few could ever expect to find a fully functioning winery directly behind a Cellar Door. The estate wineworks and adjacent art gallery are sited within the restored produce store built by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune. Thomas Craven sold wine and spirits, and traded in gold. An entrepreneurial type, he also ran a coach service (depicted in the logo) from stables behind the Cellar Door, delivering supplies and mail around Central Victoria, hence the significance of the estate's Mail Coach range. Heathcote Winery»