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HEARTLAND WINES

Stickleback Red

South Australia

The Stickleback red blend is chosen year-to-year based on what vineyards and varieties succeed best, and is chosen for optimum flavor and texture, with each variety bringing a unique character to the wine. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz give the wine a rich savory character and great structure. Dolcetto lends brightness and lift, and Lagrein contributes spice, tannin and a fresh, crisp acidity to the palate.  Each batch was fermented on skins for 5 days before pressing. Malolactic fermentation in 2 and 3 year old oak barrels. All ferments were kept cool to enhance the aromatics and to keep the tannins soft and unobtrusive.

Vibrant, deep ruby in color, Stickleback Red is a beautifully fragrant wine with black fruit characters of cherry, sweet plums and blackcurrant on the nose, with notes of chocolate and nutmeg spice. 

   
Stickleback Red bottle