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Heartland Wine Stickleback Red

Heartland Wine Stickleback Red

A new vintage means a new blend for Stickleback Red. The Stickleback blend is chosen for optimum flavour and texture, with each variety bringing a unique character to the wine. Our aim as always is to satisfy that expectation of consistent quality for our friends.

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change” – Heraclitus of Ephesus

Winemaker: Ben Glaetzer Region: Langhorne Creek Soil: Sandy loam Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 74% Shiraz 24% Lagrein 2% Tasting notes: Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz give this wine a rich, savoury character and good structure. A splash of Lagrein contributes spice & tannin. The tightness and structure of the Lagrein, pulls the wine together and makes this blend a perfect match with food. Vinification: Each individual variety was fermented on skins for 5 days before pressing. Maturation in 2 and 3-year-old oak barrels. All ferments were kept cool to enhance the aromatics and to keep the tannins soft.

2015 Vintage: Good winter rainfall offered cover crops for a moistureretaining mulch throughout the dry spring and summer. The lack of rainfall over the growing period led to lower yields. Summer saw mostly cool temperatures and an early vintage with most fruit off by early April. The Langhorne Creek wine region benefits from cooling afternoon breezes from Lake Alexandrina and this season was no exception. The welcome breezes helped keep overnight temperatures down, enabling fruit to maintain natural acidity.

Alc/Vol: 14.5% Maturation vessel: 100% oak Oak type: French & American Age of barrels: 2-3 years Time in barrel: 12 months Age of vines: 15-20 years
To see more information on the winery go to https://www.heartlandwines.com.au/homepage-international/
Today Heartland sources all of its fruit exclusively from Langhorne Creek and makes only red wines.
Heartland is about consistently achieving the best flavour possible in the vineyard, and converting this natural flavour into outstanding wines. Access to great fruit is the most vital element in making great wine. Langhorne Creek has given us this element.
This cool climate region with its old vines has been a source for many of Australia’s most iconic red wines.
Sadly, this contribution is rarely noted on the back label. Now, along with an exciting new group of producers in the region, we are fighting to take Langhorne Creek’s rightful place in the hearts, minds and palates of wine lovers around the world.
To see our full range of Heartland Wine product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/heartland-wines/

Heartland Wine Stickleback Red – great blend from Langhorne Creek

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: Shiraz BlendsRegion: South Australia, Langhorne CreekVintage: 2018Grape Details: Shiraz BlendSKU: HEART003

£13.49 a bottle

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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.

Shiraz Blends

Blend Australia’s finest fleshy fruity grape variety with other grape varieties results in some wonderful wines.

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