2016 HEATHCOTE SLAUGHTERHOUSE PADDOCK SINGLE VINEYARD SHIRAZ
RRP $55 / 2036
47yo vines, open-fermented with 20% whole bunches, the balance crushed and destemmed, 9 days on skins, matured for 16 months in American oak (30% new). While full-bodied, the bouquet and palate tell an identical tale of generosity of blackberry, spice and liquorice fruit flavours wrapped in choc-mint, American oak and soft tannins. Low yield was the driver. 14.5% alc.
WINEMAKER Brendan Pudney What elements helped create this wine’s character?
Old vines and low yields have produced concentrated fruit, which displays the richness and power of Heathcote shiraz. Combined with American oak, the result is a bold and balanced wine truly reflecting the unique terroir of the Slaughterhouse Paddock vineyard.