Heartland Wines

First Release Malbec (NEW RELEASE)

We were very excited to release our second vintage of our award winning Malbec. Very little of this wine has been made so place your order before it's gone. Email admin@heartlandwines.com.au to reserve your case.

Case (6-pack)

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Vintage: 2016

Variety: 100% Malbec

Region: Langhorne Creek

 Soil: Sandy loam   
Tasting Note: 

Only six barrels of this intense and pure Malbec were produced. The result is a wine of the most penetrating purple colour with flavours and aromas that resonate this strong initial impression. Wave after wave of purple blueberry and juniper flavors are interspersed with floral aromas of lilac and wisteria. The undeniable concentration on the palate continues to a long and pleasing finish.

One row of vines was isolated from our estate vines in Langhorne Creek. Only French oak was used to allow the Malbec fruit to have its full expression. Extended maceration helped to accentuate the depth of colour and aroma. This wine revels in the pure expression of this classic Langhorne Creek grape.

2016 Vintage:
Good winter rainfall offered cover crops for a moisture-retaining mulch throughout the dry spring and summer. The lack of rainfall over the growing period led to lower yields. Summer saw mostly cool temperatures and an early vintage with most of the region’s fruit off by early April. 
The Langhorne Creek wine region benefits from cooling afternoon breezes from Lake Alexandrina and this season was no exception. The welcome breezes helped keep overnight temperatures down, enabling fruit to maintain natural acidity. 

Alc/Vol: 14.5%

Maturation Vessel: French oak hogsheads

Age of vines: 20 years +                         

Age of barrels: New      

Time in barrel: 14 months    

Cellaring potential: 15 years or more         

Suitable for vegans:  Yes