HESKETH MEZZO SINGLE VINEYARD SHIRAZ 2015

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HESKETH MEZZO SINGLE VINEYARD SHIRAZ 2015 is available to buy in increments of 1
93% Shiraz & 7% Grenache
Winery notes (2015 Vintage)  
"In the mid 1980's Robert Hesketh and Mark Swann planted the first vines on the terra rossa over limestone soils in the Tatiara agricultural district in South Australia. Despite its remote location half (MEZZO) way between Adelaide and Melbourne, the soil profile, availability of artesian water and warm dry climate made it the ideal place for the production of premium quality fruit. Australia's highest profile wine company liked the fruit so much they eventually bought the vineyard, yet continue to use the wines anonymously in their expensive Bin wines. We believe that this hidden gem deserves better and are proud to release this single vineyard wine wearing is location, history and provenance proudly on its sleeve. The 2015 vintage marks the second year the Hesketh family, with winemaker Phil Lehmann, have made a regionally branded wine from the Old Mundulla vineyard.

Our Mezzo Shiraz was picked during the last days of February after a long and slow 2015 ripening period. The Shiraz fruit was open-topped, cool fermented to enhance aromatics and maintain purity. Phil chose to co-ferment a small portion of Grenache (7%) in with the Shiraz for added complexity, before the juice was racked into second and third fill French oak Hogsheads for six months maturation."
94/100 Tony Love, The Advertiser, Tony Love's Top 100 Wines (2015 Vintage)
“Designated as from the Tatiara district in the South-East, this wine comes from a vineyard that has provided fruit for one of SA's big-name shirazes, but here for a much easier wallet hit. It's incredible vibrant and youthful in its bright purple colouring, then splashes fabulous blueberry and black fruits with mint-dark chocolate through its spine. Decadently rich, mouth pleasing and sophisticated for this price tag.”
90/100 Huon Hooke (2015 Vintage)
"Bright, deep purple hue and a fresh, spicy aroma, with pepper notes and a certain raw nakedness. Immature but good. Intense flavour, lively and bold, bright, very intense and high-quality.... Many others will enjoy it, as it is soft and already approachable. (From the Cuppa Cup vineyard in SE South Australia)"
4 Stars & Best Buy Cuisine Australian Shiraz Tasting, June 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"​From a vineyard located on prized terra rossa soils half way between Adelaide and Melbourne, Mezzo Shiraz is blended with a small proportion of grenache to add fragrance and aromatic lift. Floral, berry and spice aromas and flavours flow through a medium-bodied wine of good richness and structure. Harmonises well with a pumpkin, thyme and buffalo mozzarella pizza."


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