- Sunday 4 June 2017
- Written by Admin
Heathcote winemakers are predicting the region’s world-famous shiraz wines will reach premium highs for flavor and quality this year after a great vintage.
Brian Dwyer from Farmer and the Scientist at Corop in the north of Heathcote wine region said: “This season has been wetter and cooler then the last few years which has provided us with higher yields from an extended flowing period and a much longer ripening time than the average year therefore generating great even balance in the vineyards.
“An even ripening throughout the region with very little sun damage to fruit this year provided us with great fruit driven wines and less tannin,” Brian said.
Phil Meehan, from Heathcote, said “The lower temperatures and flower ripening have been ideal for grapes that will produce a full flavor in our wines from this year’s vintage.”
“The later winter rains have meant that yields are very high and this is possibly going to be our best vintage in a decade.”