buckshot-vineyard-heathcote-shiraz-2016
buckshot-vineyard-heathcote-shiraz-2016

Buckshot Vineyard Heathcote Shiraz 2016

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Heathcote, Victoria, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Shiraz

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Buckshot Vineyard Heathcote Shiraz 2016

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Camberwell VIC 3124
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Producer: Buckshot Vineyard

Country: Australia

Region: Heathcote

Vintage: 2016

Critic Score: 93

Alcohol: 14.0%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2035


The palate is generous and supple, and well balanced, filling the mouth with plum and blackberry fruits - Jane Faulkner

Rob and Meegan Peebles established Buckshot Vineyard in Heathcote, Victoria, in 1999. The Shiraz grapes come from a single 5 acre block on an east-facing slope just to the southwest of Colbinabbin on the prized Mt Camel Range, where the 100 million-year-old Cambrian earth is at its deepest – up to 6 metres! The mature vines naturally produce small crops of 2 to 2.5 tons to the acre. 

"The medium-bodied palate is generous and supple, and well balanced, filling the mouth with plum and blackberry fruits held in a gentle web of fine tannins and French oak."  Jane Faulkner

Expert reviews

"From a hot and dry growing season, 95% crushed and destemmed, 5% whole bunches, 3 days cold soak, open-fermented with cultured yeast, matured in French hogsheads for 14 months. The hot, dry season meant no disease pressure, and the vines stood up well. The medium-bodied palate is generous and supple, and well balanced, filling the mouth with plum and blackberry fruits held in a gentle web of fine tannins and French oak. Drink by 2035."  Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion - 93 points

About the winery

Buckshot Wines

Rob and Meegan Peebles established Buckshot Vineyard in Heathcote, Victoria, in 1999. At that time, Rob had six vintages in Rutherglen under his belt, the first in 1993 with the legendary Mick Morris. They strive to create distinctive Heathcote reds that reflect the 100 million-year-old Cambrian soil they come from.

'Buckshot' is a colonial expression describing ironstone pebbles that riddle the soil. These pebbles allow root penetration and water retention while promoting good drainage. Buckshot soils, along with Heathcote's low rainfall, warm days and cool nights provide the perfect environment to grow Shiraz and Zinfandel – the two red wines Buckshot produce. 

Their flagship Shiraz is from a 5 acre block on an east-facing slope just to the southwest of Colbinabbin on the prized Mt Camel Range. Here the Cambrian quartz and ironstone soil Cambrian earth is at its deepest – up to 6 metres! The mature vines naturally produce small crops of 2 to 2.5 tons to the acre. 

Zinfandel comes from a tiny 1 acre block that is part of a 40ha vineyard owned by John and Jenny Davies, long-time friends of Rob and Meegan.

The wine is made by Rob at Domaine Chandon, where Rob has worked for 15 years in a commercial role.

Wine region map of Victoria

Victoria

Victoria is home to more than 800 wineries across 21 wine regions. The regions are Alpine Valley, Beechworth, Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland, Glenrowan, Goulburn Valley, Grampians, Heathcote, Henty, King Valley, Macedon Ranges, Mornington Peninsula, Murray Darling, Pyrenees, Rutherglen, Strathbogie Ranges, Sunbury, Swan Hill, Upper Goulburn and Yarra Valley.

Victoria's first vines were planted at Yering in the Yarra Valley in 1838. By 1868 over 3,000 acres had been planted in Victoria, establishing Victoria as the premier wine State of the day. Today, the original vineyards planted at Best's Wines are among the oldest and rarest pre-phylloxera plantings in the world.

Victoria's climate varies from hot and dry in the north to cool in the south and each wine region specialises in different varietals. For example, Rutherglen in the north is famous for its opulent Muscats and Topaque and bold reds, while the many cooler climate regions near Melbourne produce world class Chardonnay and pinot Noir. Victoria is truly a wine lover's playground.