Colour - Bright dark crimson with purple hues.
Nose - Intense aromas of mulberries and fresh blackberries, oak spice and black pepper.
Palate - The wine expands on the palate revealing multiple layers of mulberry, blood plum, blackberry and complex mineral flavours. Firm, focused, graphite tannins provide length and structure to the deep core of concentrated, pure fruit.
Since its establishment in 1969, Mitchelton is focused on crafting wines that have distinct character, allure and speak clearly of its origin. Our goal is to provide a precise translation, while capturing the essence in every bottle. This wine is the inaugural release of the Mitchelton ‘Single Vineyard’ premium program. This program has allowed us to explore the subtle nuances of our Toolleen Heathcote vineyard, and gain a deeper understanding of its unique and expressive personality.
Vineyard - Premium fruit parcels for this limited release Shiraz were carefully selected and handpicked from 3 blocks within our Toolleen vineyard in Heathcote - Spring, Hepburn and Wilson. Toolleen occupies a unique parcel of Cambrian soil in which Shiraz vines thrive, producing fruit of incomparable quality.
Vintage Conditions - We had one of the coldest Winter in recent memory, with below average rainfall. Spring was warm and dry. The vines burst into life in September, with fantastic early season growth and development. The above average maximum
temperatures in October encouraged the vines’ early development, these warmer conditions continued throughout the latter part of Spring and into Summer. December was particularly warm and dry, which had a significant influence on the eventual small crop that was harvested. January brought some isolated storms, helping to maintain vine health through both rain and cooler overnight temperatures at times. It was our earliest harvest on record.
Winemaking - The grapes were handpicked and fermented in open fermenters after gentle destemming. Carefully hand plunged twice daily for the duration of primary ferment allowed maximum flavour and tannins to be softly extracted. Upon completion of primary ferment the Shiraz stayed on skins to soften and meld together the fruit characters and tannins. The wine were then pressed off skins and transferred into new and seasoned French oak barriques for malolactic fermentation followed by 22 months of maturation before the final blend was assembled.
Cellaring - This wine will continue to improve over the next 10 -15 years with careful cellaring.
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Exchange, Returns, and Refunds Policy
Please choose carefully before you buy.
For faulty products, Mitchelton Wines offer a 14 DAY REPLACEMENT WARRANTY, from the date you receive your product. They do not offer a satisfaction guarantee on any of their products, however due to their high level of customer service, they will always endeavour to keep customers happy and satisfied.
If your product is faulty, it will be replaced with an identical product. If they cannot replace the product, they will offer you the option of choosing another product of the same value, or provide you with a refund for the total value of the faulty product.
Please note: Standard postage fees apply to all return orders. Where the return relates to a faulty item, the replacement product will be sent out to you, at no charge, within 5 working days from the date we receive the faulty product.
When returning your product, please make sure you provide the following details:
- Your full name
- Your order number
- Reason why you are returning the product
- Your instructions informing us how you would like the issue resolved.
Please include the original order confirmation or invoice you received with your product. Also, if you haven't previously provided a contact phone number, please include this with your return. This will ensure the issue is resolved quickly, should anyone need to contact you.