2018 saw a return of Heathcote’s typically warm summer, creating conditions for a perfectly balanced growing season. Combined with the benefits of soil moisture in our rich clay-loam Cambrian soils thanks to the rains of 2016 and 2017, alongside an extended autumn provided the ideal growing conditions for our 12 clones of sangiovese.
This medium-hued wine possesses a deeply concentrated and evocative nose of lifted spicy red fruits – dark and sour cherries & redcurrants – a touch of spicy wood, cocoa and aniseed. On the palate the fruit profile is a touch brighter and sweeter, with the savouriness of our clonal mix to be revealed inch by inch with cellaring. Fresh cherries and redcurrants are accompanied by hints of spice, dried herbs, cacao and potpourri, before leading to a bright, pleasing finish with supple tannins and good length.
Enjoy now or for up to 10 years which will reveal more of the wine’s typical Italianate savouriness.
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