Sanguine Progeny Shiraz 2017 Heathcote
Sanguine Progeny Shiraz 2017 Heathcote is a very intense purple colour. Aromas of blackberry and ripe cherry with an alluring lift of spice and pepper and hint of charred oak.
Layers of blackberry and plumb fruit with a distinct aniseed/ fennel spice and pepper. Impressive tannin structure and freshness making this a great drink now but will blossom in a few years.
Awards & Accolades
Winner Red Wines of Provenance Trophy - 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Best Young Shiraz - 2018 Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show
Best Shiraz - 2018 Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show
Best Single Vineyard wine - 2018 Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show
Best Wine Grown & Made in Heathcote - 2018 Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show
Silver Medal 92 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2018
Silver Medal - Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
SOLD OUT - Sanguine Estate 2018 vintage Progeny Shiraz is now available.
During 2017 it rained on a fortnightly basis due to the Indian Ocean constantly producing thick cloud bands that travelled from WA dumping large volumes of rain and cooling the centre of Australia taking away the usual heatwaves in January and February. We didn’t get many 40-degree days and when we did, it was usually followed by a cold front.
We went into harvest with the vines in “extremely” good health and very little crop thinning was needed due to the large healthy canopies. With record yields (up 20% to 30% on our biggest harvest) combined with the cooler conditions it was a very very long harvest with picking finishing in May. So, for the Shiraz wines, Mark has lots of very different batches to have fun blending with.
We utilize traditional winemaking practices such as small fermentation tanks, natural fermentation (i.e. no yeast additions) and gravity feeding. Whilst this can be quite labour intensive, we believe it ensures the preservation of natural fruit flavours and the Heathcote terroir character. As with all varieties produced at Sanguine Estate, the grapes were destemmed, lightly crushed and then naturally fermented with wild indigenous yeasts in small open fermenters. The wine is then transferred via gravity (to avoid pump shock) to predominantly French oak barriques (approximately 15% new) and left to mature for approximately 12 months.
|Brand||Sanguine Estate Wines Heathcote|
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$23.99|