A mix of clones from the estate’s renowned Heathcote vineyard, with only 11% seeing any oak, 1 year old at that. Deep and inky in colour, more juicy and playful than the other Shiraz offerings of the producer, with middle eastern spices, dark berries, and a little black-jellybean-dipped-in-Ribena. Crunchy tannins, belies Shiraz of Heathcote’s typical earthiness for vibrancy.
Match with beef rib fillet, roast leg of lamb or an eggplant and chickpea tagine.
Varietal / Blend: Shiraz
Closure: Screw cap
Farming Practices: Sustainable
Formerly Greenstone of Heathcote, Greenstone Vineyards began in 2003 as a 40 hectare property (20 Ha under vine) near the town of Heathcote in central Victoria. Planted principally to Shiraz and Sangiovese, this vineyard is unique in several ways, close planted to reduce individual vine yield, and planted (atypically for the region) east-west, providing shade for fruit and reducing disease pressure due to exposure to cleansing breezes. It is here the name Greenstone is derived, due to the copper infused basalt Cambrian soils of Heathcote.
A change of ownership in 2015 saw the acquisition and addition of a winery and vineyards in the Yarra Valley, the former site of Sticks/Yarra Ridge. This has provided a picturesque cellar door facility close to Melbourne, as well as plantings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and more. From the get-go a first rate producer, the wine styles are across the board sophisticated, complex, and for want of a better descriptor, grown up – think fruit concentration with purity, texture, refinement and drive. Philosophy has always been to express well grown fruit from excellent sites, and with a broadening offering of wines , the future looks very bright for Greenstone. Production across the two sites is deceptively small, with the wines genuinely hand made and quality paramount.