Heathcote Estate 2016 Shiraz Pressings

The 2016 vintage was exceptional in Heathcote, with all the makings of our finest yet. 

One of our coldest winters in recent memory was followed by a warm and dry spring, with perfect, even set and growth. The warm, dry and consistent conditions prevailed throughout summer, resulting in highly concentrated small berries.

The vintage shows truly classic ‘Heathcote’ character - exceptional concentration and detail, tightly packed savoury tannins, and quintessential gunflint, graphite-like character so unique to the our vineyard, coupled with a spectrum of vibrant fruit flavours.  The incredible structure and detail of these wines ensures their longevity.

We have bottled four wines from this remarkable vintage, including two Single Block Releases – Block C & Block F. It has been a long, four year wait for this release of block wines, further reinforcing our high standards with regard to bottling special release wines.

For the first time, we have also released a ‘Shiraz Pressings’.  The pressings are the last precious few litres that trickle out of the press as it nears completion.  A wine for the long term, the Shiraz Pressings is a firmly structured wine with savoury tannins, and yet incredible perfume and sense of elegance.

Tom Carson, Winemaker


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