Owner and winemaker Ben Glaetzer’s work in Langhorne Creek is one of the most exciting stories in Australia today. Heartland Wines came out of a lunch in 1999 between Ben and three friends, and a fear that rather than expressing the diversity of sites and rich history of the country, Australian wines were heading in a generic, commercial direction. Ben had grown excited at older, high quality vineyards he had seen in the cool-climate Langhorne Creek area, Australia’s oldest settled wine region, one hour south of Adelaide and southeast of McLaren Vale. With a temperature summation approximately equivalent to Alsace, the best Langhorne Creek vineyards benefit from very cool nights that offset warm days, with temperature swings that can reach nearly 40 degrees within a day. The Heartland Wines from Langhorne Creek display the originality and appeal of the area’s regional and varietal characteristics – they are food-friendly, balanced wines offering tremendous value.
What The Critics Say
Winemaker notes on current 2014 vintage
"If colour tells a story, then this is one of depth and character. Appealing floral notes give nuance to the attractive red fruit so abundant on the nose. Blackcurrant leads an ensembe cast of spices and herbs that act as a perfect foil to this wine's mesmerizing display of fruit."
93/100 Halliday's Wine Companion (2012 vintage)
"Matured in both French and American oak. Stand out release under this label and excellent value. Essence-like blackcurrant and dried herb notes with a lift of mint. Fruit does the overwhelming majority of the talking. Freshness, flavour and texture all impress."
92/100 Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front (2012 vintage)
"This release is on song. Bold fruited, soft textured, varietal and vibrant. Flavours of pure blackcurrant, dust and dried herbs, mint. Not a great deal of flavour from oak, but the wine’s feeling of polish and smoothness is no doubt oak-assisted. You can drink this young; there’s no need to cellar it. It would please the vast majority of Aussie red wine drinkers."
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