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Greenstone Reserve Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Heathcote Victoria
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.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$329.50
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.
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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