2021 Heartland Sposa
A core of intense cherry red recedes to a bright crimson rim in the glasss. Aromas of summer rose garden complement the foundation of plums, blueberry and blackberry. The pleasantly savoury palate is made up of blueberry and blackberry with a hint of wild liquorice on the finish. The mouthfeel is soft and forward, with a long finish. This can be enjoyed at cellar temperature in the cooler months or chilled down for summer drinking.
The Lagrein was matured in 3+ year old French oak barrels after fermentation to softent the tannin structure and round out the wine texture.
Good ground cover formed from winter rains bolstered the vineyards through a warm and dry spring. Problem free flowering led to even berry development and a stable and relatively easy vintage. Natural acidity was once agin the gift of the the cool lake breeze. Langhorne Creek had cooler nights than the coolest parts of the Adelaide Hills and this meant a long growing season. We were still harvesting until mid April. The above average yields are a blessing as the fruit is amazing.