Stefani Estate Heathcote Shiraz 2016


Stefano Stefani came to Australia in 1985. Business success has allowed Stefano and wife Rina to follow in the footsteps of Stefanos grandfather, who had a vineyard and was an avid wine collector. The first property they acquired was at Long Gully Road in the Yarra Valley, planted to pinot grigio, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and pinot noir. The next was in Heathcote, where they acquired a property adjoining that of Mario Marson (ex Mount Mary), built a winery and established 14.4ha of vineyard, planted to shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot. In 2003 a second Yarra Valley property, named The View, reflecting its high altitude, was acquired and Dijon clones of chardonnay and pinot noir were planted. In addition, 1.6ha of sangiovese, mammolo bianco, malvasia, aleatico, trebbiano and crepolino bianco have been established, using scion material from the original Stefani vineyard in Tuscany. JAMES HALLIDAY

Hand-picked and sorted into open fermenters, hand-plunged, pressed to new and used French oak for 12 months maturation. Has a complex texture, with juicy red and black cherry/berry fruits with spice and pepper nuances backed up by fine, persistent, tannins.  Rating: 94 Points.   James Halliday

 

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