- Colour: Deep ruby red with bright purple hues.
- Aroma: Dark chocolate, coffee, cinnamon spice, marshmallow and blackberries.
- Palate: Generous ripe blackberry, milk coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate with a hint of white pepper spice.
- Food Match: Spaghetti Bolognese
- Cellaring: Best through to 2018.
McLaren Vale Shiraz (approx 25 years old vines) from just outside of the McLaren Flat township at the base of The Range. Fruit for this wine was machine harvested before being destemmed & crushed. Open fermenters were regularly handplunged and pumped over to maximise skin contact with the juice and extract colour, flavour and tannins. Following fermentation, approximately 25% of this wine was matured in American Oak, with the balance maturing in a combination of new and older French Oak for a period of 14 months. This wine has been bottled with minimal filtration.
|Wine maker notes
|During a fleeting half century in the global wine community, the Hesketh family has always followed the
path less travelled by. As a result their winemaking philosophy is somewhat different. They only produce
wines from the most celebrated grape varieties, from only the most acclaimed regions for producing
those varieties, wherever they may be, anywhere in the world.
|Total Acidity: 6.25 g/l 14.2% abv pH:3.62
|The Hesketh Wine Company is a small, family owned, South Australian producer of high quality wines. Their winemaking philosophy has been shaped by family's
extensive involvement in the global wine industry in both the old and new worlds over the past half century. Winemaker Jonathon Hesketh has an impressive pedigree, having worked with premium brands such as Wirra Wirra, Moet and Chandon and Cloudy Bay. His father, Robert, worked in Burgundy and the South of France, the UK and North America and throughout Australia and New Zealand. In 2006 Jonathon and wife Trisha returned to Adelaide to start the Hesketh Wine Company. Each wine is produced from identified, distinguished viticultural sites within each growing region
and their fruit sourcing is fastidious. The Hesketh's believe wine is little without friends, food, music and art. As a result, the labels have been designed as a framework for paintings by emerging contemporary artists.