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2017 `The Wheelwright` Eden Valley Shiraz, Henschke

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Henschke Winery: Heritage: Henschke is one of Australia's most iconic and historic wineries, with a legacy dating back to 1868. It is a family-owned winery with a rich winemaking heritage. Location: The winery is situated in the Eden Valley region, part of the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Eden Valley is known for its cooler climate, contributing to the production of elegant and expressive wines. Hill of Grace: Henschke's flagship wine is "Hill of Grace," a revered Shiraz made from old-vine grapes grown in the Hill of Grace vineyard. The Wheelwright Eden Valley Shiraz: Single Vineyard: Wines labeled as "The Wheelwright" likely represent a single-vineyard expression, showcasing the unique characteristics of grapes from a specific vineyard site in Eden Valley. Eden Valley Terroir: The Eden Valley region is renowned for its high-altitude vineyards, which contribute to the production of cool-climate wines with vibrant acidity and distinctive flavors. Shiraz from Eden Valley: Eden Valley is celebrated for its Shiraz, which tends to exhibit intense fruit flavors, refined tannins, and a sense of terroir expression. Vintage 2017: Weather Conditions: The 2017 vintage conditions, including temperature patterns and rainfall, play a crucial role in shaping the characteristics of the wine. Winemakers often adapt their approach based on the unique conditions of each vintage. Aging Potential: Premium wines from Henschke, including single-vineyard Shiraz, are often crafted for long-term aging, allowing the wine to evolve and develop additional complexity over the years. Winemaking and Tasting Profile: Traditional Winemaking: Henschke is known for its commitment to traditional winemaking practices, often including fermentation in small open-top fermenters and aging in French oak barrels. Tasting Notes: "The Wheelwright" Eden Valley Shiraz may showcase characteristics such as dark berry fruits (blackberry, plum), hints of spice, integrated oak, and a structure that balances power with finesse. Henschke Family Legacy: Generational Winemaking: The Henschke family has passed down winemaking knowledge through generations. Each winemaker contributes to the family's legacy while embracing innovation and modern techniques. Cyril Henschke Memorial Medal: The family's commitment to quality and innovation is exemplified by the creation of the Cyril Henschke Memorial Medal, awarded for outstanding contribution to the Australian wine industry. Sustainability and Innovation: Hill of Grace Vineyard Renewal Project: Henschke has been involved in sustainability initiatives, including the Hill of Grace Vineyard Renewal Project, which focuses on preserving and regenerating old vines. Biodynamic Practices: The winery has incorporated some biodynamic practices, demonstrating a commitment to environmental stewardship.
2017 `The Wheelwright` Eden Valley Shiraz, Henschke
2017 `The Wheelwright` Eden Valley Shiraz, Henschke
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