Cellaring: 8 to 12 Years
The cooler vintages at Sanguine have always produced the most aromatic and elegant Progeny Shiraz. The 2022 Progeny Shiraz is a classic cool climate Shiraz. Bright, deep ruby red with an abundance of berries, cherry, blackberries and blueberries. Looking all the more sophisticated with an alluring dried herb, floral and earthy overtone. You are drawn in by this complex mix of characters. The palate doesn’t disappoint as the berry fruit intertwines with the already integrated subtle tannins and distinct dried herb. Elegant but definitely not shy, this style of Shiraz will perform best with a long decanting, your favourite protein or put away to let mature. Enjoy.
Origin of Name
Progeny, fondly named for Lyn and Tony’s offspring, Mark and Jodi.
A cooler than normal winter seemed to go on forever. Budburst was late but the temperature warmed up through late spring and growth kicked on nicely. Strangely for Heathcote temperatures never reached the forties, add to that great soil moisture the vines thrived and an excellent vintage was had in the winery. All the wines are aromatic and have an elegance, so this is one to cherish.
utilize traditional winemaking practices such as small fermentation tanks, natural fermentation (i.e. no yeast additions) and gravity feeding. Whilst this can be quite labour intensive, we believe it ensures the preservation of natural fruit flavours and the Heathcote terroir character. As with all varieties produced at Sanguine Estate, the grapes were destemmed, lightly crushed and then naturally fermented with wild indigenous yeasts in small open fermenters. The wine is then transferred via gravity (to avoid pump shock) to predominantly French oak barriques (approximately 15% new) and left to mature for approximately 12 months.
- Silver Medal – 2023 National Cool Climate Wine Show
- Silver Medal – 2023 Wine Showcase Magazine
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