Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia
Exceptional Langtons Classification. One of the new world's most renowned marques in Shiraz, a wine of stature which carries a pedigree that only Lutheran consecrated, Eden Valley vines can impart. You expect something very special from the prestigious Hill of Grace and Henschke truly delivers. A lush, pure and sweet offering with all the essences of complex old vine Shiraz, intensely perfumed and solidly structured, on a length of velvety soft tannins.
Johann Christian Henschke emigrated from Silesia to settle and farm in the Eden Valley. By the time third generation Paul Alfred Henschke took over the reins in 1914, the famous Hill of Grace Shiraz vines were over fifty years of age. The famous vines were planted around the 1860s by Nicolaus Stanitzki, to rich alluvial soils in a shallow fertile valley just northwest of the current Henschke wineworks. Opposite the property stands a beautiful old Lutheran Church named Gnadenberg, built of local field stone, it literally means Hill of Grace. Following a traditional open fermentation, Hill of Grace is treated to an extended maturation in completely new French and American oak hogsheads before assemblage.