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Established just eleven years after the founding of South Australia, the ancient vines in the Hundred Of Moorooroo were planted circa 1836 by the Jacob brothers, after accompanying Colonel William Light on the Seven Special Surveys expedition to populate Adelaide's north. Moorooroo endures as the nation's cardinal parcel of vine, the mother rootstock for many of the Barossa's most distinguished sites. For over a century, these sacred vines contributed fruit to the Orlando company, where they formed the backbone of countless spectacular historical vintages. Decimated by the government sponsored vine pull schemes of the 1980s, only four rows of these priceless vines were saved by master Ed Schild from complete annihilation. One of the smallest yielding blocks in the land, Moorooroo endures as one of the world's most illustrious vineyards... The fruit of vines established 1836»

Heggies Vineyard Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
The Eden Valley's unique contribution to Australian Riesling is monumental. Heggies is a tremendously challenging vineyard, not an easy one to manage for the growers but the completed wine is a most splendid Riesling. Each grape variety has it's own programme of care according to its position in the vineyard. Working with the natural surroundings rather than against them is the driving force. Every factor is taken into consideration, to grow the most perfect fruit and to ultimately capture the flavour and balance of the grapes in their purest essence.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$281.00
Through the use of innovative viticultural practices, working to capture the unique terroir of this challenging single site vineyard, the Heggies viticultural team have produced a wine that is fine and balanced, with enduring minerality and strong regional expressiveness. At Heggies there are a number of blocks of Riesling available, ensuring that the finished wine is of consistently excellent quality each year. Grapes are picked throughout the cool of night and swiftly transported to the winery. There is minimal handling of the juice and only the free run portion is selected. Juices are vinified at cool temperatures to aromatic yeasts and assembled promptly after completion of ferments.
Pale straw with green tints. Notes of orange blossom, citrus, fresh lime juice and a hint of stone flint. The wine shows great length, drive and complexity, flavours of citrus, grapefruits and lime. An outstanding wine in its youth, Heggies finishes with a hint of spice and mouth watering acidity. Vegan friendly and perfect with tempura king george whiting.
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