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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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Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from a vineyard in the North of the Heathcote Region, in Colbinabbin. Harvested by hand to capture the rich black cherry and pepper flavours. A 12-day ferment followed by 18 months ageing in seasoned French oak. Warm spice, plum...
Shiraz fruit from four premium vineyards running North to South along the Heathcote Faultline were blended to create this ‘Cambrian Rise’ Shiraz. The four vineyards were located in Colbinabbin (25%), Toolleen (5%), Heathcote (45%) and Kimbolton (25%). All vineyards were...
Made from rich, red berries sourced from a unique easterly-facing single vineyard in Kimbolton, our 2016 Matilda Reserve Shiraz is one of our most special Reserves yet. Harvested by hand in early March, the fruit was transported directly to the...