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Boutique Winery in Heathcote Owner/winemaker Michael Wren was a flying winemaker across multiple continents before joining Esporao, one of Portugal’s leading wineries. He was particularly struck by the use of stone lagares: the large, shallow (knee-deep) fermenters that facilitate foot treading or stomping of red varieties, resulting in wines of great colour and richness with a soft palate. He found a 14.5 ha vineyard planted in 2002 to multiple clones (and rootstocks) of shiraz, and makes individual block wines using replica lagares with great results.
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They (the Shiraz wines from Heathcote) are unsusally deep in colour, and this depth of coulour remains stable for an unusually long time. Flavour, too – inky dark, ripe and black – seems to be present in uncommon volumn