Heartland Wines

First Release Malbec (SOLD OUT)

We only produce a very small amount of this wine and sadly it is now sold out. We'll let you know when the next vintage is available.

Case (6-pack)
$300.00

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VINTAGE TASTING NOTES

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. Subtle blueberry and juniper flavors are interspersed with floral aromas of lilac. The undeniable concentration on the palate continues to a long and pleasing finish. This is a more refined effort than our blockbuster 2015, but we think we have the balance just right.

Vinification: 
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:
Ben reckons this might be the finest vintage he has ever seen from Langhorne Creek. Only time will tell. Harvest was more generous than the previous few years, with above average quantity and quality. Total degree days were up from the last three years, with wonderful ripeness levels recorded leading to amazing fruit intensity. This may supersede the 2012 vintage for overall quality and has led to a very happy winemaker. 

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