Henschke Mount Edelstone 2014

The Mount Edelstone vineyard, situated in the Eden Valley, was planted in 1912 by Ronald Angas, a descendant of George Fife Angas, who founded South Australia. Unusual for its time, it was planted solely to shiraz. The ancient 500-million-year-old soils on the vineyard are deep red-brown clay-loam to clay, resulting in low yields from over 100 year-old drygrown ungrafted centenarian vines. First bottled as a single-vineyard wine in 1952, it became recognised as one of Australia’s greatest shiraz wines.

About the Vineyard

102 year-old single-vineyard shiraz grapes grown organically and biodynamically in the Eden Valley wine region.

Wine Production

Matured in 92% French and 8% American (28% new, 72% seasoned) hogsheads for 18 months prior to blending and bottling.

Tasting Notes

Deep crimson with deep purple hues. Pure and complex, with lifted aromatics of violets, dark plums, fresh blackberries and blueberries, and the unmistakable Mount Edelstone signature aromas of crushed sage and cracked black pepper. The palate shows incredible purity and balance, with rich plum and blackberry fruit flavours, rosehip florals and savoury spice notes, finishing long with lingering plum skin and sage, and layers of fine, silky tannins.

Food Pairing

Braised Duck with Red Molé

Production Info
Vineyard name
Mount Edelstone Vineyard
Soil composition
Deep sandy loam over gravely medium-red clay, overlying laminated siltstone
Elevation
1,312 feet
Average Vine Age
102 years
Year vineyard planted
1912
Harvest time
2-9 April
First vintage of this wine
1952
Winemaking & Aging
Fermentation container
Traditional open-top concrete fermentation tanks
Malolactic fermentation
Full
Fining agent
Vegan
Type of aging container
Hogsheads
Type of oak
American and French
Length of aging before bottling
18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5 %
pH level
3.5
Residual sugar
2.2 g/L
Acidity
6 g/L

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