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Hesketh Shiraz The Protagonist 750ml 2010
Sku: 1798636*
Founded in 2005, the Hesketh Wine Company is a small, family owned, South Australian based producer of high quality wines. Owner and winemaker Jonathon Hesketh has an impressive pedigree, h ...more
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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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Aromas of damp earth and toast with baking spice and bacon notes. A rich and fruity palate with fine tannins and good length.

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Founded in 2005, the Hesketh Wine Company is a small, family owned, South Australian based producer of high quality wines. Owner and winemaker Jonathon Hesketh has an impressive pedigree, having worked with premium brands such as Wirra Wirra, Moet and Chandon and Cloudy Bay. He works closely with local and international growers sourcing fruit from premium growing regions in South Australia and around the world. Hesketh produces two ranges of wines. Fruit for the modestly priced White Label wines is sourced from grapes grown only in dry farmed subregions of South Australia. Black Label wines limit vineyard and variety selection to combinations which are recognized for excellence. Each wine is either single vineyard or sourced from a small selection of specific vineyards and produced at facilities close by the vineyards for quality and practicality.
Wine maker notes
Fruit for The Protagonist is sourced from two low yielding mature vineyards (approx 30 years old) located in the Tanunda and Lyndoch sub regions of the Barossa Valley. Fruit is picked at optimum ripeness, with individual parcels matched to a selection of new and older American and French Oak where it was matured for 24 months prior to blending and bottling. The Protagonist was bottled with minimal filtration to maintain intensity of colour, structure and flavour

Technical notes
Fruit is sourced from two low yielding 20 year old vineyards located in the Tanunda and Lyndoch subregions of Barossa Valley and from 45 year old vines planted in Eden Valley fruit. The wine matured for 20 months in French and American oak prior to blending and bottling.

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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 and the South of France, the UK and 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.

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