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2024 Snapdragon Fiano

$30.00

THE WINE

“I called my wine range ‘Rusty Mutt’ as I was born in the Year of The Metal Dog in Chinese Astrology. Metal Dog was then ‘Australianised’ to Rusty Mutt.”

“The Snapdragon Fiano was named after my mother-in-law, who was born the year of the Dragon in Chinese Astrology. The first vintage, 2024, also happens to be the year of the Dragon. The Snapdragon flower also alludes to the floral nature of Fiano.” – Scott Heidrich (Owner / Winemaker)

REVIEWS / SCORES

New Vintage Release – Reviews Are Pending

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2021 Rocky Ox Grenache Shiraz Mataro

$30.00Bottles

THE NAME

“I called my wine range ‘Rusty Mutt’ as I was born in the Year of The Metal Dog in Chinese Astrology. Metal Dog was then ‘Australianised’ to Rusty Mutt.”

“The Rocky Ox GSM was named after my daughter Kara, who was born in the Year of the Earth Ox.” – Scott Heidrich (Owner / Winemaker)

THE BLEND

Grenache 69% / Shiraz 21% / Mataro 10%

REVIEWS / SCORES

94 points – Wine Showcase Magazine

93 points – Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)

“Beautifully ripe and complex, the bouquet shows dark plum, raspberry, olive and mixed spice aromas, followed by a silky-smooth palate that’s juicy and rounded. The wine offers excellent fruit purity with spicy nuances, finishing lingering and soothing.”

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2022 Conejo Joven Tempranillo

$30.00

THE NAME

“I named my wine range ‘Rusty Mutt‘ because I was born in the Year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology. I then ‘Australianised’ Metal Dog to Rusty Mutt.”

“The ‘Conejo Joven‘ Tempranillo was named after my son Tobias, who was born in the Year of the Golden Rabbit. ‘Conejo Joven’ means ‘Young Rabbit’ in Spanish. ‘Joven’ also denotes the youthful style of this Tempranillo.” – Scott Heidrich (Owner / Winemaker)

REVIEWS / SCORES

GOLD MEDAL – 2023 Alternative Variety Wine Show

93 points – Wine Showcase Magazine

93 points – Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)

“This is delightfully expressed on the nose, showing dark plum, olive, smoked game and toasted nut aromas. The palate delivers excellent weight and supple mouthfeel, wonderfully structured by loads of polished tannins finishing persistent and robust. This will be an excellent partner to rich savoury dishes.

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2019 Rusty Mutt Original Shiraz

$30.00Bottles

THE NAME

“I named my wine range ‘Rusty Mutt‘ because I was born in the Year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology. I then ‘Australianised’ Metal Dog to Rusty Mutt.”

“The first wine I produced under the Rusty Mutt label was a Shiraz, which I named ‘Original‘.” – Scott Heidrich (Owner / Winemaker)

WINES / REVIEWS

94 points – Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)

“This is instantly appealing on the nose with dark fruit richness, smoked game, toasted spice and hazelnut aromas, leading to a wonderfully weighted palate offering succulent fruit flavours with plump mouthfeel and silky texture. Splendidly composed and expressed with a long delicious finish.”

92 points – Wine Showcase Magazine

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2022 Chien Violet Organic Shiraz

$35.00

THE NAME

“I named my wine range ‘Rusty Mutt‘ because I was born in the Year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology. I then ‘Australianised’ Metal Dog to Rusty Mutt.”

“I am thrilled to introduce my first fully organic Rusty Mutt wine! The grapes come from a certified organic vineyard called ‘Wit’s End’ in McLaren Vale. This vineyard is renowned for its bright red fruits and violet floral notes, which inspired the name ‘Chien Violet‘, meaning ‘Violet Dog’ in French.” – Scott Heidrich (Owner / Winemaker)

WINES / REVIEWS

GOLD MEDAL – 2023 Australian And New Zealand Boutique Wine Show

Judges Comments:

“Deep Ruby – dark core. Forest fruits (blackcurrants) with meaty and earthy elements. Good tannin structure and length. Good ripeness, energy and succulence. Sweet fruited and plush with good energy. Dark robust plum, mulberry pie, clove and allspice, and dense.”

94 points – Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)

“Splendidly ripe and fragrant, showing blackberry, cedary oak, cake spice and rich floral aromas, it’s succulent and generously weighted in the mouth with juicy fruit flavours backed by plush texture and grainy tannins, finishing wonderfully long and sturdy. Bold and flavoursome.”

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2014 Vermilion Bird Shiraz

$75.00

Very different vintage conditions in 2014 have produced wonderfully intense, bright and concentrated fruit aromas and flavours in this wine. The fruit comes forward before even the brand new French oak which contained it for two and a half years. Once you see past the fruit, there’s a great tannin structure and ample acidity to bring it all together into a very intense, complex and long-lived Shiraz indeed.

An Elegant cool climate style with youthful purple hues, fresh dark fruit aromas and a tightly structured palate loaded with dark cherry and mulberry flavours. Needs more time! 5 Stars, Winestate Magazine.

Winestate 5 stars

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