Heirloom Vineyards is a venture of Zar and Elena Brooks, 'the lofty aim of which is to preserve the best of tradition, the old world of wine, the unique old vineyards of South Australia and to champion the best clones of each variety, embracing the principals of organic and biodynamic farming' - James Halliday 2011. Halliday named Heirloom as one of the best new vineyards in Australia in 2011, saying the quality of the new wines is outstanding. Seven long vintages of trial and error have passed before Heirloom Vineyards were satisfied they had made a wine fine enough to pass on to future generations.
The Pinot Noir grapes are sourced from various vineyards in the Adelaide hills where the viticulture is monitored closely to ensure the best practice is followed. All clones are Heirloom and the vines are hand-tended throughout the growing season.
The grapes underwent fermentation for 10 days on skins with 50% left whole bunch. The fruit was then pressed and transferred to French oak barrels (30% new, 30% second use and 40% old) until bottling in January 2019.
This wine is a vibrant ruby red with aromas of cherries, red berries, plums and notes of forest floor, mint and spice. On the palate, this wine is well-balanced with natural acidity, firm tannins and flavours of cherries, plums, raspberries complemented by fresh cream and spices.
|Region||Adelaide Hills, Australia