Sanguine Progeny Shiraz

Sanguine Progeny Shiraz 2018

Heathcote, Victoria   |    750ml   |    14%
Sanguine Estate is a family operated boutique vineyard and winery located in the Heathcote region of Central Victoria. Sanguine's Heathcote Shiraz rarely fail to impress and the 2018 Progeny Shiraz is again in ripping form.

Vibrant purple in colour, the nose offers plenty blackberry and ripe cherry aromas with an alluring lift of spice and pepper. The palate is typically rich and dense with layers of blackberry and plum fruit with a subtle hint of fennel spice and pepper. Delivering impressive structure and length of flavour, Sangine's Progeny has a freshness and approachability that makes it ready to go now.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Sanguine Estate vineyard and winery established in 1997 is located approximately 5km along the Northern Highway from the turn off to Echuca (North of Heathcote).

The Hunter Family worked weekends to establish the initial 16 acres that grew rapidly over the following years to 55 acres by 2002.

50 acres has been planted to Shiraz whilst 5 acres (affectionately referred to as the fruit salad block) has 8 different varieties to test what else ie other than Shiraz, could do well in our Heathcote microclimate. The varieties include Chardonnay, Viognier, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo and one variety that is unknown in Australia. An exciting mystery that’s worth an explanation.

After our first vintage was already bottled, my father was reading a book on early Victorian viticultural history called “Better than Pommard” by David Dunstan. At the back of the book it lists early Victorian Vignerons and it was there that my father discovered that his great great grandfather Pietro D’Orsa (my great great great grandfather – makes him seem sooo much older) was registered as a vigneron in Maldon – just a hop skip and a jump away from Heathcote. This discovery was simply amazing. We have since visited the site of Pietro’s vineyard, met family we never new existed who still own the property and found remnant vines that we have since had DNA tested. This is where the mystery vine comes in. For one of the vines there is no record of this particular variety in Australia so it truly is a mystery. So we grafted it to a special vineyard on our property in Heathcote. It’s an aromatic pink grape and just how well it will do in our Heathcote climate remains to be seen but it’s still very exciting all the same.'- Sanguine Estate
We utilize traditional winemaking practices such as small fermentation tanks, natural fermentation (i.e. no yeast additions) and gravity feeding. Whilst this can be quite labour intensive, we believe it ensures the preservation of natural fruit flavours and the Heathcote terroir character. As with all varieties produced at Sanguine Estate, the grapes were destemmed, lightly crushed and then naturally fermented with wild indigenous yeasts in small open fermenters. The wine is then transferred via gravity (to avoid pump shock) to predominantly French oak barriques (approximately 15% new) and left to mature for approximately 12 months- Sanguine Estate Wines.

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