Beside Broke Road Heathcote Shiraz is a bright fresh example of varietal and regional character, it has a core of dark plum, mulberry and chocolate balanced by fresh subtle pepper spice and flinty mineral notes. The palate has the soft rich feel of a medium to full bodied shiraz but with a vibrant fruit line that helps keep the wine lively and supple.
The grapes were sourced from Heathcote, a dry central Victorian climate with cool nights and warm days which make this region one of the best sites for growing shiraz in Australia. The fruit was picked in the cool of the night and transported to our Hunter Valley winery without crushing the berries, this reduces the extraction of overt tannin in favour of more fruit freshness and vibrancy. After fermentation; maturation has been in older French oak barriques in the Tyrrell’s barrel shed which softened the wine without adding oak flavour.