Heartbreak Hill comes from a vineyard off the beaten track in tough growing country, high up in the north eastern corner of the Clare Valley region.Early ripening despite its elevation, this wine displays the elegance and lively aromatics of Clare, with a powerful accent and mineral tannins. At the top of this steep hill, stands a proud Australian flag raised on the flagpole, which adorns the Heartbreak Hill label. Michael knew this site offered something very special from the moment he was first shown the vineyard and needed to secure this fruit. Grower and friend Richard Hughes didn’t make it easy for him though, with negotiations going back and forth over a few years, hence its namesake.
Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2016 - Trophy Best Riesling
Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2016 - GOLD
National Wine Show of Australia 2016 - GOLD
Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 - GOLD
Sydney Royal Wine Show 2015 - GOLD
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2014 - GOLD
98 Points - James Halliday
A special cellar release wine. Luminous green-gold, the bouquet and palate an exercise in harmony. Meyer lemon and lime flavours lead the journey, hints of lightly browned toast in the background. The acidity is essential, but it is likewise simply part of the team.