Shiraz Heathcote Victoria
Galli's Camelback vineyard, situated northeast of the Heathcote township, enjoys a warmer clime, and the rainfall is always very limited. Growing seasons are normally dry with relatively even temperature ranges during veraison. Shiraz wines from this vineyard are delightfully flavoursome with earthy notes and a finely structured palate of some elegance, distinctive varietal character and sturdy tannins.
In addition to the estate wineworks at Rockbank, the Galli family have established a 250 acre vineyard at Heathcote. Outstanding Shiraz growing conditions here due to the soils and climate, Galli Estate are well positioned to make some of Heathcote's very finest. Shiraz Clone PT23 was originally planted to grey clay soils in 2000. The vines are vertical shoot positioned, meticulously bunch thinned to maintain quality. The harvest occurs from mid-March through April to early May. Fermented in a range of open and closed vesicles, pressed at dryness and then transferred into oak. Maturation under a selection of fine oak barriques for approximately a year before bottling. Alcohol 14.6%
A deep reddish purple colour. Attractive black cherry fruit is accompanied by splashes of spice on the bouquet. Further aromas of red berries and warm, spicey clovey oak, ripe with satsuma plum and chocolate coffee/mocha impressions. Succulent layers of complex flavours. An exceptionally powerful and complex palate, sweet and savoury, gamey, roast meaty characters and liquorice. Galli Heathcote goes great with game, or a spicey beef dish.