HEATHCOTE | Mixed Half Dozen | The Something Different
This handpicked collection offers a glimpse of the vast range of wines offered in the Heathcote region. The Dott range is made from rare grapes originally from north east Italy now grown in the mineral rich soils of northern Heathcote.
1x bottle of Dott 2017 Pavana: Rich, powerful and wildly seductive - From a slightly milder vintage the 2017 maintains the wines opulent richness whilst being more structured and possesses an impressive black pepper quality. Impenetrable inky black core with a deep black dark red hue. Wafting from the glass are expressive scents of liquorice, black cherry and dark plum which are complimented by subtly toasted vanillin oak, hints of dark chocolate and spicy pepper notes.
1x bottle of Chalmers 2018 Nero D’Avola: The combination of the lightness and charry/graphite notes of that site with the cherry/raspberry, tar and hard herb characters of Nero are a great match. Chill it off slightly for utmost enjoyment.
1x bottle of Chalmers 2014 Sagrantino: The 2014 Sagrantino is from our Heathcote vineyard where the vines are growing in a special site close to the top of the ridge in complex, rocky Cambrian earth. The wine is deep and robust with aromas of dark fruits, bitter chocolate, spice and tobacco.
1x bottle of Condie Estate 2019 Sangiovese: A wonderful expression of a Heathcote sangiovese. The fruit is from our Lewis Road Vineyard and the wine is made using traditional methods. Delightful confectionary aromas with sour cherry, raspberry fruit characters and herbal notes on the palate.
1x bottle of Chalmers 2016 Aglianico: A late ripening grape, it cruises through summer to ripen slowly in the cooler autumn months giving a lower alcohol yet complex and refined red wine capable of long ageing. Made in a chestnut botte and bottle aged before release, Chalmers Aglianico has earned its place at the top of the range showing all the hallmarks of a great red wine. Poise and structure, freshness and complexity, this wine has it all.
1x bottle of Dott 2017 Schioppettino: Almost extinct in the early 20th Century, schioppettino was lovingly revived in the 1970s and now flourishes mostly in Prepotto along the Judrio Valley close to the Slovenian border in the warm, temperate and rainy Colli Orientali del Friuli. The delicate variety is prized for its overt and distinctive white pepper and spice notes and firm but fine tannins.