2019 DeBortoli Sinister Collection Ssshiraz Heathcote Rutherglen – Dark, bold, intense, mysterious are the four words used to describe this edgy yet deliciously dangerous range from DeBortoli. The Sinister Collection celebrates the Australian Outback and brings these labels to life using Web-Based Augmented Reality.
The Heathcote region is well known for its warmer climate and the ancient Cambrian soils that are ideal for bold, robust wines. The Rutherglen region is blessed with long, mild and stable autumn conditions, allowing the grapes extra ‘hang time’ on the vine, to develop the dark red and black fruit characters.
This wine was blended purposefully to highlight the positives of Heathcote and Rutherglen, both fantastic regions to make bold red wines. The grapes were destemmed and partially crushed into temperature controlled vats.
Deep red with purple edge. Concentrated red and blue fruits, black olive, spice and dark chocolate on the nose. The mouthfeel is rich and balanced with ripe dark berry fruits combined with spice.
This Shiraz is made to enjoy now and will only improve with some cellaring. It expresses its drinkability now but will continue to soften over the next 3 – 6 years. This particular wine will cellar nicely for up to 15 years.
Single Price: $18.99
Any Six Bottle Buy: $13.99
Price per case (12 bottles): $167.88