Greenstone Heathcote Shiraz 2013
$2499each
$297DOZEN
WineryGreenstone
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Heathcote
  Victoria
Each $24.99
$297.00
Currently out of stock
Alberto Antonini and David Gleave make their living from Italian vino. Alberto is the winemaker and David is a UK agent importing some of Italy's top producers. When Mark Walpole showed Alberto Antonini the Greenstone site, Alberto wasted no time, immediately ringing David in London. A collaboration between Antonini and Morningtom maestro Sandro Mosele, Greenstone combines elegance with the depth and weight that characterises Heathcote Shiraz. A wine of impeccable balance, fine grained tannins and lifted, fruit filled acidity on the finish.
The Greenstone property was acquired by viticulturalist Mark Walpole, Tuscan winemaker Alberto Antonini and Master of Wine David Gleave in 2003. Several different clones of Shiraz are grown to the old Cambrian soils of this splendid vineyard at Colbinabbin. Grapes are hand picked and transported to the Kooyong Winery at Mornington. Grapes are treated to a natural cold soak and vinified through the action of wild indegenous yeasts. After a fortnight's maceration in open top fermenters, the cap is punched down by hand to extract good colour and ripe tannins. Following completion of ferments, Greenstone is matured up to twenty months in a combination of new and prior use French oak barriques.
TASTING NOTES
Deep ruby/ purple coloured. Lifted perfumes displaying a lovely ripe, brambly spicy fruit on the nose. Combines the elegance of mid Victorian Shiraz with the depth and weight that characterise wines from Heathcote. On the palate, the rich, dark plum fruit is weighty yet nicely balanced by the supple, the low levels of oak permit the Shiraz fruit to shine through, dense, nicely layered and long, elegant and finely balanced.
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The initial excitement of three wine enthusiasts upon discovering Greenstone Vineyard remains undiminished, vindicated by the quality of wines to come off the precious site
Alberto Antonini and David Gleave have known each other since meeting in Montalcino in 1989. Both make their living from Italian wine - Alberto as a winemaker, consultant and grapegrower, David as the UK importer of some of Italy's top producers - yet they have often discussed over the years the great allure of Australia and Australian wine. The styles of wine, and the freedom to plant and develop whatever variety you believe is going to work in your piece of land, is of great appeal to them both. So when Mark Walpole took Alberto Antonini, whom he knew through their shared interest in Italian grape varieties in Australia, to visit the Greenstone site, Alberto wasted no time in ringing David in London. Alberto was struck by the quality of the soil and site. ā€œIā€™m standing on a hill in Heathcote that would make a great vineyard,ā€ he said to David. That was all it took to set the Greenstone Vineyard in motion. Greenstone»