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Jack Mann reigns eternal as the greatest winemaker in the history of the Australian west. Jack Mann's son Tony grew up amongst the vineyards of Houghton but took a keener interest in things Cricket. He exelled at both pursuits but is best remembered as the legendary leg spinner Tony Rocket Mann. During his off seasons away from the pitch, Tony would plant parcels of vine alongside his illustruious father Jack and his own young son Robert. The fully grown Robert now makes his own wine, from fruit of the very vines sown by Jack and Tony Mann. Robert learned from his grandfather that great winemaking required a spiritual oneness with nature. The birds and the bees play a pivotal role in achieving a harvest of the most personable grapes. The ultimate quality of the ferments are decided by the character of yeasts as they populate the vine. So content is Robert Mann with the.. Whence the west was won»
The First Colonists to arrive in South Australia were brought to Kangaroo Island aboard HMS Buffalo in 1836. Sharing the journey was a veteran of the Royal Navy who had served aboard Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory. Frank Potts was an accomplished sailor and carpenter, he built many of the young colony's structures and trading vessels. Six generations later, the Potts family's precious plantings of Malbec have been a key component in many of the nation's most memorable and invaluable vintages for decades. A varietal that performs magnificently on the silty flood plains of Langhorne Creek, Bleasdale's pure Malbec bottlings are a profound statement about the excellence and eloquence which can be achieved after generations of husbanding one of the world's most instrumental yet abstruse wine.. Making the most magnificent malbec»

Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
Made by Ben Glaetzer, one of Australia's most respected and consulted winemakers. Glaetzer has accumulated many of the nation's most significant awards, including Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year and the prestigious Qantas Medal. All the of the identities behind Heartland Wines are eminent industry peers. Scott Collett is proprietor of the prestigious Woodstock operation in McLaren Vale. Viticulturalist Geoff Hardy is one of the nation's premier winegrowing specialists and a fifth generation descendant of the great Thomas Hardy.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$275.00
From vines planted to sandy loam soils at Langhorne Creek yielding two tons/acre, with a smaller component of fruit grown to grey marl over deep limestone soils. Fruit is crushed into ten tonnes open top fermenters and left on skins to cold macerate for three days prior to inoculation by a Rhône isolate yeast. Maximum ferment temperatures of 26°C encourage tannin extraction while maintaining freshness of aromatics. The wine is pressed to barrel for completion of malolactic then racked and returned into a mix of two to four year old French and American oaks for a year. The finished wine exhibits fantastic colour with fleshy, rounded tannins and impressive structure.
Vibrant ruby in colour. Wonderfully fragrant with a lifted nose of black cherries, mulberry and plums, complemented by spicy oak characters of tobacco and vanilla. The palate displays plummy, blackcurrant jam notes with a hint of mocha. A rich, textural wine, savoury, fine grain tannins and fresh acidity. Match Heartland with a tomato and red wine osso bucco or a grill of rosemary venison saucisson.
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