Shiraz Heathcote Victoria
The White Box property is situated on the eastern slopes of Mt Camel range, atop some of the most sensational winegrowing terroirs anywhere in the world. White Box have come within hair's breadth of the prestigious VISY Great Australian Shiraz Challenge Trophy, no mean feat for a small, hands on boutique winery. An alluringly perfumed wine, solidly structured yet elegant and judiciously oaked, the distinctive Heathcote Terra rosa, savouryness and spice. Introduce your Whitebox to Cevapcici or red wine glazed entrecôte de boeuf.
Heathcote has earned its status as one of the most exciting wine producing regions of Australia. Shiraz is the variety that has established the reputation and makes up the majority of existing plantings. The moderate climate, dry summers and deep, red Cambrian soils have a peculiar affinity for Shiraz, yielding bold, full bodied, smooth red wines with firm tannins and long, lingering palates. The White Box regimens are designed to create a synergy between traditional winemaking techniques and the latest technologies. Fermenters are elevated to oblique angles that gravity feed the musts into the press, avoiding overhandling or bruising of the wine through pumping.
Densely coloured, dark red. Offers lifted varietal aromas of dark fruit, spice and leather on the complex nose. A rich palate shows flavours of blackberry and raspberry, complemented by black pepper and cedar, exceptional fruit sweetness is balanced by savoury French oak, firm acid and a finely grained tannin structure.