Heartland Foreign Correspondent brings international grapes and sets them in an Australian context to bring our wine drinkers the truth that not all reds taste the same.
Varieties: Dolcetto 95% Lagrein 5%
Region: Langhorne Creek
Foreign Correspondent is a hard hitting exploration of fruit character. Red berries zip around the mouth. They are enhanced by a sprinkling of herbs and spices. This is an uncompromising, elegant and sophisticated way to enjoy a relaxing glass of red that pairs with everything from fine food to fine company. Serve slightly chilled for maximum enjoyment.
The Dolcetto and Lagrein were picked early for maximum freshness. The two were then fermented for 24 hours at very low temperature before being taken off skins for a remarkable lightness of colour and tannin. No oak was used for this wine which was left in stainless steel for six months before cold stabilization and bottling.
We were forced to abandon this wine in 2017 due to poor growing conditions for Dolcetto. Perfect growing conditions have led us to be able to revisit our new friend with very pleasing results. This is more fruit driven than our 2016 offering and is delicious cold, but will retain the joy as it warms in your glass.
Released: August 2018
Optimum drinking: 2018-2020