“Pyrette Heathcote Shiraz is sourced from an impeccably sited and managed vineyard near Colbinabbin on the Mount Camel Range. The specific parcel of vines this fruit comes from is at the highest block on deep red, rocky Cambrian soils on a cooler easterly facing slope. The picking date is carefully assessed in order to capture fruit vibrancy and freshness whilst capturing the typical mouthfilling richness and length of the region.
The wine is made in 1000 litre open vats, fermented with ambient yeast and matured in French barrels, 20% new. The yield, harvest date and winemaking is deliberately aimed at producing a wine of regional authenticity in a style highlighting fragrance, vitality, finesse and harmony. Production typically varies from 350-450 dozen per vintage.” – Producer Notes
“Hand-picked, wild yeast open-fermented; 12 months in oak. Brilliant hue; no more than light to medium-bodied, but has terrific drive to its juicy red and black fruit flavours, the tannins and acidity both crisp; excellent line, length and balance. 94 Points/Drink by 2028” – James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion