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Futures Red Option

2013 Futures Red Heathcote Shiraz (Redeemable in 2018)

$154.00 per option
Alc: 14.5 %
pH: 3.36
TA: 7.7 g/L

How to Order
To join the Tyrrell’s Futures Wine program, simply complete the Future’s application form online or by download an order form and send it to Tyrrell’s Wines, together with an amount to cover the value of the Option you wish to take.

To download an order form, please click here

Winemaking Notes
The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night before being transported to the Hunter Valley for vinification. As per usual, a small percentage of Viognier was co-fermented with the Shiraz and adds to the complexity of the wine both aromatically and in the tannin profile. After fermentation the wine spent 18 months in mostly newer French oak barriques.

Incredibly bright colour with an intense purple hue. Aromatically, the influence of the Viognier is evident, with the wine showing incredible lift and vibrancy along with the hallmark white pepper spice. The palate is typical Heathcote, showing a great combination of power and finesse with the powerful fruit core being the focal point of the wine. This is balanced out by the high quality French oak, with soft tannin and a bright, fresh acidity giving the wine impeccable balance.

The Vineyard
Tyrrell's first planted vines in Heathcote in 1994, with the vineayrd fully planted out in 1997 - the year we released our first wine from the region. The vineyard sits in the deep ancient Cambrian soils that the region is renowned for, which are unique in their ability to produce extraordinary wines of unimaginable depth of colour. It is located high enough with the eastern slope of the Mt Camel range to be out of the frost zone and has good protection from the hot sun in the late afternoon. The consistent and mainly fine weather during the growing season makes this vineyard a growers dream, always producing fruit of a very high quality.

The 2013 Vintage
An uninterrupted vintage in the Heathcote region, the season was trouble free and everything was harvested at a normal pace when each block was perfectly ripe. All of the wines have a vivid purple colour and great concentration with the hallmark balance and length we expect from Heathcote.