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Geoff Hardy's family have been making Australian wine since 1857. Geoff grew up amongst the most distinguished vineyards in our land and he knows from good red wine. He retains access to the finest fruit in McLaren Vale and is the man behind many of our nation's most memorable vintages. Undercover is a moniker that Geoff has assigned to a collation of exceptional parcels, albeit bottled behind an abstruse label to secrete the provenance of a spectacular Shiraz. Gold Medal Winner & Best Value at the hotly contested 2016 China Wine & Spirit Awards, the pick of crop this week, seriously.. Sound shiraz for the savvy & shrewd»
Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally remarkable for their individuality, they speak of little places, husbanded to artisanal winemaking practices, the most wonderful.. Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»

Heartland Directors Cut Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
The top cut of Shiraz, from vines up to thirty years of age, grown to sandy loam soils, planted to splendid sites at Langhorne Creek, including the eminent Teangi and Pasquin vineyards. A black jube and lozenge style of Shiraz, beautifully of articulated dark fruits, cherries and cassis, supported by lithe hints of spice box and anise. Seductively rich on the palate, as flavours of dark chocolates and plum unwind along the impressive length of supple, focused tannin. Uncannily European in style, a palate of old world savouryness and wonderful, textural mouthfeel.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$383.00
Fruit is harvested at night and crushed into small open top fermenters. After a day's skin contact, the musts are inoculated to a Rhône isolate yeast, chosen for its ability to ferment efficiently at cooler temperatures. Following several days of vinification on skins, hand plunged thrice daily, batches are transferred to a selection of completely new French and American oak hogsheads for malolactic. Director's Cut is topped up and treated to a weekly battonage over six months. Barrels are racked and refilled for a further term of maturation.
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