Peregrine Ridge Wines

Heathcote Victoria Australia

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Peregrine Ridge wines are estate grown high on the Mt Camel Range on deep Cambrian soils that face the morning sun. Fruit integrity is assured by the watchful eye of local Peregrine Falcons.

The unique terroir of our vineyard site enables the fruit to ripen slowly over the growing season, with the higher altitude fruit ripening about 3 to 4 weeks later in the season.

The vines are pruned to yield small quantities of intensely flavoured fruit with our objective being to crop at only 1-1.5 tonnes per acre (2.5-3 tonnes per hectare).

Our vineyard has 5 different Shiraz clones planted, which adds to the complexity of our wines and contributes to our ability to produce 7 different Shiraz wine styles.

 

 

Image Placeholder Limited Release“Limited Release” Heathcote Shiraz

This wine is matured in French oak barrels for 17-23 months, depending on the vintage. We use a high percentage of new oak (40-80%) to produce this full bodied wine style. Typically the bouquet is of dark fruits and savoury oak and the palate is intense, with flavours of fresh, dark cherries and blackberries. The wine style is supported by silky tannins and has a long, soft, savoury finish.

The Limited Release is an elegant and perfectly balanced wine style which makes it exceptional drinking whilst young, with the structure to develop well into the future.

We suggest serving this wine with rare meats including game, beef and lamb, slow cooked and marinated meats.

Click here for detailed information about the 2005 release - 4 Peoples' Choice; 3 Golds

Click here for detailed information about the 2006 release - 2 Trophies; 1 Gold

Click here for detailed information about the 2007 release

Click here for detailed information about the 2008 release - 1 Trophy

Click here for detailed information about the 2009 release

 

 

 

Image placeholder American Oak Blend“American Oak Blend” Heathcote Shiraz

This wine is matured in American oak barrels for 18-21 months, depending on the vintage. We use a high percentage of new oak (60-100%) to produce this full-bodied wine style which is an earlier drinking style than the Limited Release. The bouquet typically displays dark plums, vanilla and sweet spicy oak and the palate is of intense lifted dark cherries, rich sweet plum and spicy vanilla oak.

This wine style is well balanced and has a soft, lingering after palate which makes it exceptional drinking early and well suited to medium term cellaring.

We suggest serving this wine with rare meats including game, beef and lamb, roast pork, flame grilled and marinated meats.

Click here for detailed information about the 2006 release - 1 Peoples' Choice; 1 Trophy

Click here for detailed information about the 2008 release - 1 Gold

Click here for detailed information about the 2009 release - 1 Trophy; 3 Gold

 

 

Image placeholder Winemaker's Reserve Shiraz"Winemaker's Reserve" Heathcote Shiraz

This wine is matured in new French oak barrels for 23 months, depending on the vintage.  We use 100% new oak to produce this full bodied wine style. Typically the bouquet is of intense blackberries, dark cherries and dark plums with savoury oak and a hint of earthiness.  The palate is typically intense, with flavours of ripe blackberries, dark cherries and dark plums. The wine style is supported by silky tannins and has a long, persistent, savoury finish.

The Winemaker's Reserve is an elegant and balanced wine style.  It is enjoyable drinking whilst young but has the structure to develop exceptionally in the future.

We suggest serving this wine with rare meats including game, beef and lamb, slow cooked and marinated meats.

Click here for detailed information about the 2006 release

Click here for detailed information about the 2007 release

Click here for detailed information about the 2008 release

 

 

 

 

Image placeholder Winemaker's Reserve Sparkling Shiraz"Winemaker’s Reserve” Sparkling Heathcote Shiraz

This wine is matured in new French oak barrels for 18-20 months depending on the vintage, and is then bottle fermented for a further 24-36 months, which enables the wine to fully develop its complex bottle fermentation characteristics.

This is a medium bodied wine style that is best served slightly chilled.

Typically the bouquet displays blackberries, dark cherries, and raspberries with hints of yeast and spice, and the palate is of intense lifted dark cherries, blackberries and sweet spice.

This wine style is perfectly balanced and has a soft, lingering after palate which makes it exceptional drinking early and equally well suited to medium term cellaring.

This is a wine to celebrate special occasions. We suggest serving this wine with roast turkey, ham, duck, game meats and pre-dinner treats including terrines and pates.

Click here for detailed information about the 2005 release

Click here for detailed information about the 2005 Late Disgorge release - 1 Trophy; 1 Gold

Click here for detailed information about the 2006 Late Disgorge release - 2 Trophies; 2 Gold

 

 

 

Image placeholder Fortified Shiraz Peregrine Ridge Fortified Shiraz

This wine is made only when growing conditions are ideal.  It is made in a vintage port style, with a point of distinction.  It is fortified with 8 year old brandy spirit!

Typically the bouquet is of sweet plum with brandy hints and the palate shows intense chocolaty and plum pudding character with a subtle brandy finish.  The wine style has a long and persistent after palate.

It is enjoyable drinking whilst young but has the structure to develop exceptionally over the next 20+ years.

We suggest serving this wine over three nights if you can make it last that long.  On the first night while the brandy influence is very fragrant, try it with desserts such as sticky date pudding or frozen vanilla mousse drizzled with chocolate!  On the second night try it after dinner with strong cheese such as a triple cream brie and a blue vein.  On the third night, finish it off after dinner with chocolates.  Yum!

Click here for detailed information about the 2008 release - 3 Peoples' Choice

 

 

 

Image placeholder Sparkling Non-Vintage Heathcote ShirazNon-Vintage Sparkling Heathcote Shiraz

This wine is matured in seasoned and new French and American oak barrels for 12-15 months depending on the vintages used in the cuvee, and is then bottle fermented for a further 16-30 months.  The wine is typically disgorged three times - the first disgorge occurring after approximately 16-18 months on lees; the second at around 24 months and the final disgorge at 30 months.  This enables the blend to fully develop its bottle fermentation characteristics, whilst keeping up with demand.

This is a medium bodied wine style that is best served chilled.

Typically the bouquet displays sweet plums and cherries, with spicy overtones and the palate is of intense spicy plums, cherries and sweet berries.

This wine style is perfectly balanced and has a soft, lingering finish which makes it exceptional drinking early and equally well suited to medium term cellaring. 

We suggest serving this wine with pre-dinner treats including pate and cheese, Asian style cuisine and sweet meats.  It is also great with shortbread, fruit cake, mince pies and other sweet Christmas treats.

Click here for detailed information about our second cuvee - 1 Gold

Click here for detailed information about our first cuvee - 2 Trophies; 4 Golds

 

 

Image placeholder Shearstone Shiraz“Shearstone” Heathcote Shiraz

This wine is matured in American and French oak barrels for 18-21 months, depending on the vintage. We use seasoned oak (80%) to produce this medium-bodied wine style. The bouquet and palate typically display spicy cherry, plum and a hint of vanilla oak.

This is an early drinking wine style with soft, savoury fruit characteristics.  The wine style is well balanced and has a soft, lingering after palate which makes it ideal drinking now and suitable for short term cellaring.

We suggest serving this wine with Italian cuisine, including pasta and risotto, barbequed beef and lamb, roast pork, slow cooked and marinated meats.  This wine style also handles chilli extremely well.

Click here for detailed information about the 2009 release

Click here for detailed information about the 2012 release

 

Vintage Chart

We have put together this chart to assist you in deciding when to enjoy our wines.  As you can see, if you’re lucky enough to have some of our older vintages, they’re ready to go!