Our original Shiraz called the “Rusty Mutt”, named for Scott Heidrich, owner and Winemaker. Scott was born in the year of the Metal Dog (hence Rusty Mutt) in Chinese Astrology. A great deal of personality finds its way into the wine from the Winemaker so we thought the name should reflect this. The wine is made from a selection of vineyards from different subregions in McLaren Vale. Each ferment is hand plunged daily, then basket pressed when complete. The wine is matured in 4-5 year old French oak barrels for 18-24 months prior to bottling.
“Bright crimson-garnet and awash with spice, chocolate and ripe plum fruit with the oak in check. It’s full-bodied but not heavy with the tannins ripe and powerful, and all in balance.”
Jane Faulkner – Published on 01 Aug 2017