Colour: Deep ruby with crimson hues.
Aroma: Fragrant, floral aromas of violets over spicy blackberry, raspberry and blueberry, with underlying spice notes of anise and black pepper, with sage, bay leaf and cedar.
Palate: The palate is spicy, juicy and concentrated with ripe blueberry and freshly cut strawberry and plum creating layers of flavor with bright acidity and complexity from long, fine, savoury tannins.
Grape Varieties: 74% Shiraz, 16% Grenache, 8% Mataro & 2% Viognier
Aging: Viognier co-fermented with shiraz; grenache and mataro fermented separately. Matured in 6% new and 94% seasoned French hogsheads for 10 months prior to blending and bottling.
History of Henschke
The Henschke family is one of the longest-established wine names in the Barossa. Established by Johann Christian Henschke in 1861, each generation built upon the reputation for quality. But it was fourth-generation Cyril Alfred Henschke who in 1958 created one of the world’s most highly sought after red wine – Hill of Grace. Today, fifth generation Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue uphold the family name and reputation, as winemaker and viticulturist respectively. Henschke is also one of the first producers from Barossa to adopt biodynamic practices in their estates.