2012 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz.
Henschke Mount Edelstone shiraz is a much loved single vineyard shiraz. The Mount Edelstone vineyard was planted in 1912 and it is believed that the Mount Edelstone shiraz vines are derived from the original James Busby collection, via Joseph Gilbert of Pewsey Vale. The Mount Edelstone Vineyard was only acquired from Ronald Angus in 1974. These old and mature vines are dry grown and yield an average of four tonnes per hectare. Organic and biodynamic principles are employed which assist in drought proofing the vineyard and optimise soil and vine health. Mount Edelstone shiraz is vinified in headed-down open fermenters and then completes fermentation in a combination of 90% new and 10% seasoned French (65%) and American (35%) hogsheads. The wine is matured for between 20 to 22 months in the same oak prior to blending and bottling. The best vintages of Mount Edelstone shiraz should cellar for longer than 15 years.