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This week we are featuring the Tempranillo 2011 from 30 March, 2013
Vine planting commenced in 2000 at Galli Estate's Heathcote vineyard, known as Camelback after the nearby Camel Ranges. The vineyard now comprises some 110 hectares.
Located in Central Victoria about 100 kms north of Melbourne, the Heathcote wine region is classified as warm and rainfall is limited. The growing season is warm and dry with relatively even temperature ranges during the ripening season. The harvest occurs from late February.
The Camelback vineyard features Shiraz, a variety now recognised as producing exceptional wines in Heathcote, along with smaller plantings of two other “Rhone” varieties; Viognier and Grenache. In keeping with Lorenzo’s innovative nature, the balance is planted with less common grapes such as Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Montepulciano and Nebbiolo, which all show exciting potential.
The Camelback vineyard has a cellar door facility which is open by appointment.