Heggies is a single vineyard in the Eden Valley
where the "terroir" is encouraged to produce the
distinctive Heggies wine styles. The soil is a thin
layer of grey sandy loam over clay and
decomposed rock - and vines compete vigorously
for moisture and nutrient. An altitude of 550 m
above sea level, 787 mm of annual rain, plus
innovative viticultural practices produce wines of
full flavor and balance.
Chardonnay is perfectly suited to the conditions
of the site, with new Dijon clones reflecting great
synergy between variety and the various microsites
within Heggies Vineyard.
Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay 2005 is pale straw with a green tinge and
displays a full nose of melon, cashew and figs with toasty undertones. The
palate is fine and rich offering pear, quince and nashi melded with a creamy
nougat fullness giving a lengthy finish.
This is a fine Heggies Chardonnay; like its predecessors, it can be enjoyed
now or be cellared to gain further complexity.