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1 - 4 of 4 Wines By Heggies
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Heggies Botrytis Riesling
Eden Valley
Available in cartons of six
Heggies is an exquisite, though difficult to manage, single vineyard site. The undulating slopes, high in Valley Eden, prevent frosts from settling, such that the unique terroir is encouraged to produce remarkable wines. Fruit is harvested in small, hard won lots, the narrower sections and rows demand to be picked exclusively by hand. A scrupulous sorting is essential, Botrytis affects each bunch of grapes in different ways. The integrity of each parcel is maintained throughout the vinification, ensuring that almost every planting is afforded the opportunity to have a say in the final wine.
$2799each
$335DOZEN
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Heggies Reserve Chardonnay
Eden Valley
Available in cartons of six
Chardonnay is the Heggies Vineyard flagship, a wine that truly bears the stamp of an exceptional Eden Valley site. Closely planted Burgundian clones form the backbone of the Heggies style and create an extremely low yielding viticultural environment which requires careful management but rewards with an outstanding quality of fruit. Natural ferments through wild indigenous yeasts, oxidative handling, a judicious malolactic and the finest French oak, all add to the individuality of the wine, an excellent minerality which contributes to the luxurious length, wondrous texture and sublime finesse.
$4499each
$539DOZEN
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Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay
Eden Valley
Available by the dozen
Heggies could be called struggle country, the vines are shy bearing within an extreme environment, for grapes of intense flavour. There are seven different clones, three favoured French Bernard variants make up the majority. Younger plantings are trained to a vertical shoot position, older vines are grown on a two wire framework, ensuring a range of characters from each harvest. Hand picking and gentle whole bunch pressing minimise the extractions and preserves natural fruit aromas. A completely natural, wild yeast ferment is followed by a year's maturation in a high proportion of new French oak barriques.
$2799each
$335DOZEN
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Pale straw with green hues. The nose is full of perfumed, vibrant aromas, nectarines and white peach, brioche and white flowers are complemented by a hint of funk thanks to the indigenous yeast. The vibrant palate offers melons and white peach flavours, with beautiful line and length from the wonderfully mouth watering acid, integrated oak complements a fine, elegant palate. The finish is long and persistent with a fresh zestiness.
Heggies Vineyard Riesling
Eden Valley
Available by the dozen
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.
$2349each
$281DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
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.

The concept of terroir is the best way to describe the combination of elements that creates the distinctive flavour profiles of Heggies Vineyard wines. Unpredictable and at times downright frustrating is an apt description for this unique Eden Valley Vineyard. At 550 metres above sea level, Heggies is one of Australia's highest altitude vineyards and also one of its coolest.

Heggies

The magnificent sweep of country that is the Heggies Vineyard had been grazing land for most of its settled history and was owned by local grazier and bushman, Colin Heggie, before being purchased by Wyndham Hill Smith, then co-proprietor of the Yalumba Wine Company.

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Friends since school days, Colin and Wyndham's friendship continued into adulthood and throughout their lengthy negotiation over the purchase of Heggie's land - a negotiation that was, it has been suggested, not much more than an excuse for relaxed chats. Planting began in 1971 on the tough North Eastern corner of the property and the first wine was released in 1979. It was the first wine to bear the idiosyncratic label that features a drawing of Colin Heggie, the bushman, looking out over the fledgling Heggies plantings astride his faithful chestnut, Jack.

At Heggies Vineyard, the close-planted clonally-selected grafted vines are grown in semi-drought conditions. The soil is lean and hungry - a thin layer of grey sandy loam over clay and decomposed rock - and the vines compete vigorously for moisture and nutrient. This competition encourages the vines' roots to dig deep into the soil where it is moist and cool throughout all seasons.

For such a unique vineyard - standard vineyard management at Heggies is impossible. Each grape variety has its own programme of care according to its position in the vineyard. Trellising and canopy structure is varied from vine to vine, as are pruning regimes and row spacings. Working with the natural advantage rather than against it is the driving force in working the vineyard and every factor is taken into consideration, including the micro-climates within the vineyard, aspect and soil type.

The main advantage of the tailored vineyard management is the flexibility it affords. Staggered maturity times for the grapes allow some breathing space to give each variety the specialised attention required during harvest and throughout the early winemaking stages - the only way of ensuring each wine is able to develop its own character and personality.

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Trial and experimentation is an important part of life at Heggies Vineyard. Winemaker Peter Gambetta has introduced a number of innovative winemaking practices to Heggies Vineyard, including the use of naturally occurring wild yeast ferments and strictly controlled oak influence in the oaked wines. The innovation will continue through Heggies passionate philosophy in success and knowledge through experimentation and persistence.

"It's a tremendously challenging vineyard and not an easy one to manage", says winemaker Peter Gambetta. "Each variety has its own programme of care according to its position in the vineyard. Working with the natural surroundings rather than against them is the driving force, with every factor taken into consideration, to try and capture the flavour and balance of the grapes in their purest essence."

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