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Heartland Sposa e Sposa

Heartland Sposa e Sposa

Heartland Sposa e Sposa

Robust, rich and ready to enjoy, the vintage offers a subtle structure and a multilayered fruit driven palate. The fascinating Lagrein shows great complexity now that the vines have some age. Look for blackberries and black spice. The Dolcetto softens the palate and offers a burst of fruit to please and entice.

HEARTLAND Sposa e Sposa celebrates the successful marriage of Italian grapes, Dolcetto and Lagrein, two northern Italian grape varieties that are ideally suited to Langhorne Creek climate.

Lagrein’s heritage is the steep slopes of Alto Adige in the far north of Italy. Dolcetto hails originally from Piemonte, famous for great reds. From separate regions they are discouraged from marrying together in their native land. Winemaker, Ben Glaetzer believed their union made them better together and continues to be the only winemaker to blend these two varietals. Since our first vintage in 2003 the blend has consistently won accolades and brought people together.

Region: Langhorne Creek Soil: Sandy loam Variety: Lagrein 55% & Dolcetto 45%

Tasting Notes Robust, rich and ready to enjoy, this vintage offers a subtle structure and a multilayered fruit driven palate. The fascinating Lagrein shows great complexity now that the vines have some age. Look for blackberries and black spice. The Dolcetto softens the palate and offers a burst of fruit to please and entice.

Vinification: The Lagrein was matured in new French oak barrels after fermentation to create a rounder, softer texture. The Dolcetto was cool fermented on skins for seven days before being crushed and matured in stainless steel in order to preserve the fresh, floral notes of the variety. 2016 Vintage: Ben reckons this might be the finest vintage he has ever seen from Langhorne Creek. Only time will tell. Harvest was more generous than the previous few years, with above average quantity and quality. Total degree days were up from the last three years, with wonderful ripeness levels recorded leading to amazing fruit intensity.

to see our full range of Heartland wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/heartland-wines/

T find out more about the winery go to https://www.heartlandwines.com.au/homepage-international/

 

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: BlendRegion: South Australia, Langhorne CreekVintage: 2016Grape Details: Dolcetto, Lagrein

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Heartland Wines

Heartland Wines – The Heartland story began in the late 1990’s when winemaker Ben Glaetzer became excited about the outstanding quality of fruit being grown in some of South Australia’s lesser-known regions, in particular Langhorne Creek.
Together with industry veterans, Scott Collett, Grant Tilbrook and more recently Nick Keukenmeester, they grew Heartland into an award-winning winery.
“A really important point I want to get across is we’re not a group of investors that have got together and poured cash into it for the sake of doing it. We are at the coalface of it.”

Today Heartland sources all of its fruit exclusively from Langhorne Creek and makes only red wines.

Langhorne Creek

Langhorne Creek is a little known region with major importance, especially for the production of red wine. Fragrant Cabernet Sauvignon with its minty overtones is the most significant product of the region. Viticulture dates from the 1850s when Frank Potts established Bleasdale the region’s only winery to stay in continuous production. It was only in the 1990s that the major wine companies started setting up in the region. Its significance being the availability and certainty of irrigation water from the Murray-Darling system, providing the facility to grow grapes of very good quality at relatively low costs. It has a mild climate with little variation across the region. The main wine styles: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz.

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