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Heartland Pinot Gris Langhorne Creek 2009

Heartland Pinot Gris Langhorne Creek 750ml 2009   
Sku: 1753330

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Heartland Wines is the brainchild of winemaker Ben Glaetzer and business partners Grant Tilbrook, Scott Collet, Geoff Hardy, Gino Melini, John Pargeter and Vicki Arnold. Ben is the second generation of a celebrated Australian wine dynasty that began with his father Colin. As winemaker for Glaetzer Wines, Ben continues a 30+ year tradition of producing elite Shiraz, including Australia's iconic Amon-Ra. Ben is passionate about wine and exploring the differences in terroir ergo, his multiple winemaking responsibilities at Glaetzer, Mitolo, Woodstock and Heartland. Founded in 2002, Heartland produces wines that highlight the unique terroir and characteristics of Langhorne Creek and the Limestone Coast, two of Southern Australia's most highly regarded wine appellations. Heartland owns 1,000 acres of mature vineyards in Langhorne Creek and the Limestone Coast that are planted to sandy loam soils and/or grey marl over deep limestone. With these estate-grown grapes, Ben produces three different ranges: the modestly priced Stickleback, the midpriced Coast and Creek range and the premium Director's Cut Reserve. This tiered approach was deliberately crafted to, "Give the drinker stepping stones...making each level deliver more quality than its price would suggest," says Ben. "My aspiration is to allow anyone who buys one of my wines, irrespective of its price point, to see a snap shot of my vineyards, vintage and history."

Tasting notes
The wine's pale lemon color with slight tinges of green hint at the aromas and flavors to come melon, peach and apple blossom integrate with notes of spice and citrus. Tannins from the Pinot Grigio add firmness and structure while the Viognier contributes texture and lifted tropical notes.

Technical notes
(92%Pinot Grigio/8% Viognier). A blend of fruit from 16 year old vines planted at the estate's holdings in Langhorne Creek (93%) and the Limestone Coast (7%) was harvested in four different passes. Vinified separately to maintain varietal integrity, the Pinot Grigio was briefly macerated on its skins, but the Viognier was crushed and pressed immediately. The wine fermented on its less at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks with regular battonage.

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Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Sub-Region: Limestone Coast
Grape Varietal: Pinot Gris
Type: Still wine
 
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