Kennedy Vintners Heathcote Shiraz 2015
Heathcote, Victoria, Australia
Rhone style, elegant shiraz. Aromas of red berries, cassis and lifted floral notes backed by anise and a graphitic earthiness. In the mouth, red crunchy fruits and spice are carried by a firm acid-line and fine coating tannins, resulting in a long finish.
Handpicked as bunches at 240m elevation on Cambrian soils (Iron rich with jasper, chert, seafloor basalt/greenstone). Shiraz is 70% destemmed whilst the remaining 30% remains as wholebunches, the fruit undergoes 4 days of cold soak before wild fermentation commences in open top stainless steel vessels for a total of 7 days. Gentle pumpovers occur once daily for first 2-3 days followed by hand plunging until pressing. Bottled, Unfined, unfiltered.