Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 750ml

Henschke

₱49,000 

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50th Anniversary Vintage

Grape Variety
100% shiraz grapes from pre-phylloxera material brought from Europe by the early settlers
in the mid-1800s and grown on the Hill of Grace vineyard in the Eden Valley.

Technical Details
Harvest Date: 9-13 March | Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.56 | Acidity: 6.1g/L

Maturation
Matured in new French (84%) and American (16%) hogsheads for 21 months prior to
blending and bottling.

Background
Over 165 years ago Johann Christian Henschke came from Silesia to settle and farm in the
Eden Valley region. By the time third-generation Paul Alfred Henschke took over the reins
in 1914, the famous Hill of Grace vines were more than 50 years old. They were planted
around the 1860s by an ancestor, Nicolaus Stanitzki, in rich alluvial soil in a shallow fertile
valley just north-west of the winery. The red-brown earth grading to deep silty loam has
excellent moisture-holding capacity for these dry-grown vines, which sit at an altitude of
400m, with an average rainfall of 520mm. Hill of Grace is a unique, delineated, historic
single vineyard that lies opposite a beautiful old Lutheran church which is named after a
picturesque region in Silesia called Gnadenberg, meaning Hill of Grace. Cyril Henschke
made the first single-vineyard shiraz wine from this vineyard in 1958 from handpicked
grapes vinified in traditional open-top fermenters.

Vintage Description
The 2008 vintage in Eden Valley was preceded by an average rainfall and a mild and
unusually frost-free spring with regular rainfall periods. Fine flowering weather meant good
set despite the expectation that the previous drought year of 2007 would affect yields. The
vines also showed surprisingly vigorous growth. A dry and hotter than average early summer
caused smaller berry and bunch size. Although temperatures climbed to over 40C around
New Year and in mid-February, the weather from mid-January through February was the
coolest for 30 years, allowing amazing development of fruit colour, flavour and maturity. In
early March, South Australia suffered an unprecedented record heat wave of 15 days over
35C. The unexpected searing heat seemed never-ending and resulted in stressed vines,
significant leaf drop, escalating sugar levels in the fruit and significant shrivel. A cool
change followed, which brought relief. Selective early morning handpicking, leaving
shrivelled fruit on the vines, gave the best quality, resulting in some amazing intensely
coloured and flavoured reds, in particular shiraz.

Wine Description
Intense deep crimson in colour. The nose is attractive and enticing with aromas of sweet
blackberry, blueberry, Satsuma plum and rhubarb, with characteristic nuances of oriental
spices, black tea leaves, anise, tar and cedar. The palate is rich and concentrated with spicy
plum, crushed herbs and Dutch licorice flavours. An amazing balance of acid, fruit intensity,
weight and length create a powerful palate that finishes with long, fine tannins

Cellaring Potential
Excellent vintage,
20+ years (from vintage).

Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 750ml

Henschke

₱49,000 

This product is currently sold out.

Please fill in the form below if you'd like to be notified when it becomes available.

50th Anniversary Vintage

Grape Variety
100% shiraz grapes from pre-phylloxera material brought from Europe by the early settlers
in the mid-1800s and grown on the Hill of Grace vineyard in the Eden Valley.

Technical Details
Harvest Date: 9-13 March | Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.56 | Acidity: 6.1g/L

Maturation
Matured in new French (84%) and American (16%) hogsheads for 21 months prior to
blending and bottling.

Background
Over 165 years ago Johann Christian Henschke came from Silesia to settle and farm in the
Eden Valley region. By the time third-generation Paul Alfred Henschke took over the reins
in 1914, the famous Hill of Grace vines were more than 50 years old. They were planted
around the 1860s by an ancestor, Nicolaus Stanitzki, in rich alluvial soil in a shallow fertile
valley just north-west of the winery. The red-brown earth grading to deep silty loam has
excellent moisture-holding capacity for these dry-grown vines, which sit at an altitude of
400m, with an average rainfall of 520mm. Hill of Grace is a unique, delineated, historic
single vineyard that lies opposite a beautiful old Lutheran church which is named after a
picturesque region in Silesia called Gnadenberg, meaning Hill of Grace. Cyril Henschke
made the first single-vineyard shiraz wine from this vineyard in 1958 from handpicked
grapes vinified in traditional open-top fermenters.

Vintage Description
The 2008 vintage in Eden Valley was preceded by an average rainfall and a mild and
unusually frost-free spring with regular rainfall periods. Fine flowering weather meant good
set despite the expectation that the previous drought year of 2007 would affect yields. The
vines also showed surprisingly vigorous growth. A dry and hotter than average early summer
caused smaller berry and bunch size. Although temperatures climbed to over 40C around
New Year and in mid-February, the weather from mid-January through February was the
coolest for 30 years, allowing amazing development of fruit colour, flavour and maturity. In
early March, South Australia suffered an unprecedented record heat wave of 15 days over
35C. The unexpected searing heat seemed never-ending and resulted in stressed vines,
significant leaf drop, escalating sugar levels in the fruit and significant shrivel. A cool
change followed, which brought relief. Selective early morning handpicking, leaving
shrivelled fruit on the vines, gave the best quality, resulting in some amazing intensely
coloured and flavoured reds, in particular shiraz.

Wine Description
Intense deep crimson in colour. The nose is attractive and enticing with aromas of sweet
blackberry, blueberry, Satsuma plum and rhubarb, with characteristic nuances of oriental
spices, black tea leaves, anise, tar and cedar. The palate is rich and concentrated with spicy
plum, crushed herbs and Dutch licorice flavours. An amazing balance of acid, fruit intensity,
weight and length create a powerful palate that finishes with long, fine tannins

Cellaring Potential
Excellent vintage,
20+ years (from vintage).

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