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Tellurian Tranter 2017

Tranter Shiraz is our flagship wine, a tribute to a pioneering Australian, returned WWI soldier George Edwin Tranter who once owned our lands. First made in 2008, this medium to full-bodied shiraz showcases Heathcote’s trademark minerality, depth of flavor and intensity.


Block 3 of our Tellurian vineyard, in Tranter Rd, Toolleen, growing in Cambrian soils formed over 500 million-years. Deep, rich, decomposed greenstone rock with soil depths up to 2m allow roots to reach deep, while relatively low fertility controls vigour and yield. 


Spring rainfall and cooler conditions of 2017 were ideal for flowering and fruit set. Warm gentle summer with no extreme heat days meant a slower ripening season with harvest a month later than 2016. 1st March to 4th April. 


90% de-stemmed and 10% fermented as whole bunches, with batches fermented separately in open top stainless steel, concrete (stainless steel lined) and 5 year-old 5000L French Oak fermenters. Batches remained on skins for 14 to 64 days, with hand or pneumatic plunging daily during fermentation. Matured for 16 months prior to blending, in a combination of French oak puncheons, demi muids and barriques, and a small portion in older American oak barriques.


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