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Hesketh Shiraz Usual Suspects 2008

Hesketh Shiraz Usual Suspects 750ML 2008   
Sku: 21645

The Hesketh Wine Company is a small, family owned, South Australian producer of high quality wines. Their winemaking philosophy has been shaped by family's extensive involvement in the global wine industry in both the old and new worlds over the past half century. Winemaker Jonathon Hesketh has an impressive pedigree, having worked with premium brands such as Wirra Wirra, Moet and Chandon and Cloudy Bay. His father, Robert, worked in Burgundy, the South of France, the UK, North America and throughout Australia and New Zealand. In 2006 Jonathon and wife Trisha returned to Adelaide to start the Hesketh Wine Company. Each wine is produced from identified, distinguished viticultural sites within each growing region and their fruit sourcing is fastidious. The Hesketh's believe wine is little without friends, food, music and art. As a result, the labels have been designed as a framework for paintings by emerging contemporary artists.

Tasting notes
A deep ruby red color with aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, cinnamon spice, and blackberries. The palate offers ripe blackberry and cocoa with a hint of white pepper spice. The Viognier provides a silky texture resulting in a wine with balance and complexity.

Wine maker notes
During a fleeting half century in the global wine community, the Hesketh family has always followed the path less travelled by. As a result their winemaking philosophy is somewhat different. They only produce wines from the most celebrated grape varieties, from only the most acclaimed regions for producing those varieties, wherever they may be, anywhere in the world.

Technical notes
The Shiraz was sourced from 25 year old vines from Buttery's vineyard and was co-fermented with Viognier (5%) sourced from Maslins Beach vineyard. 25% was aged in American oak with the balance maturing in new and older French oak for 14 months.

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Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Sub-Region: Fleurieu
Appellation: McLaren Vale
Grape Varietal: Syrah
Type: Still wine
 
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