Heartland Wines

Directors’ Cut Shiraz

Our flagship wine is made from the finest selection of Shiraz from each vintage. As with films, the director’s cut is regarded as the definitive version – no compromises.

Case (6 Pack)
$198.00

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VINTAGE TASTING NOTES

Vintage: 2013

Variety: Shiraz

Region: Langhorne Creek 100%

Soil: Langhorne Creek: Sandy loam

Tasting Notes:
Our flagship wine is made from the finest selection of Shiraz from each vintage. As with films, the director’s cut is regarded as the definitive version – no compromises.
This soft and generous vintage has allowed Directors' Cut Shiraz to display all its youthful beauty.  The dark berry fruit is immediately accessible and the flavours of cocoa, spice, licorice and chocolate-coated coffee bean are laid out for all to enjoy like a dinner platter.  This is s wine to be shared and contemplated with friends.

Vinification:
The grapes are selected from some of the best vineyards in the region.  These vineyards are chosen for the consistent intensity and texture of the fruit.  The strictest pruning techniques are used.  The fruit for Directors' Cut Shiraz was harvested at night and then crushed to small open top stainless steel fermenters.  After 24 hours of skin contact, fermentation was commenced with our Rhone isolate yeast.  Following 8 days of cool fermentation on skins and hand-plunging 3 times daily, the wine was transferred to French and American oak hogsheads for 14 months maturation.

2013 Vintage:
2013 is a gentle year that has yeilded wines of great potential.  The growing period presented a minor frost event in September and a cool early flowering period. Overall yields were 5% down.  A dry lead up to harvest led to a frantic run between early February and late March, getting all the fruit in at the right time.

Alc/Vol: 14.8%

Maturation Vessel: 100% oak (80% French, 20% American)

Age of vines: 40+ years (Langhorne Creek)

Vineyard yields: 3.5 tonnes/ha (1.5 tons/acre)

Age of barrels: New

Time in barrel: 14 months

Cellaring potential: 10 years or more

Suitable for vegans/vegetarians: Yes