Barolo, Heathcote

One of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions often referred to as “the Burgundy of Italy”. The now DOCG status region is renowned for producing some of Italy's finest red wines from 100% Nebbiolo.

The appellation of Barolo is located in the south of the state of Piedmont in the very north-west of Italy. The town of Barolo for which the region is named is located in the Monferrato foothills, which are a set of picturesque rolling hillsides and bordered to the north and west by the Tanaro River. The whole region sits about half-way between the major port of north-west Italy, Genoa to the south-east, and capital city Turin to the north-west. The heart of the Barolo vineyard zone, established in 1896, covers the parishes of Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d’Alba, La Morra, Serralunga d’Alba and Barolo itself, and is supplemented by parts of the townships of Novello, Verduno and Grinzane Cavour, added in 1934 to the official regional classification, and then by Diano d’Alba, Cherasco and Roddi added in 1966.

The wines made are typically fragrant and tannic with a depth of flavour and finesse like no other earning them the coveted title of ‘the King of Wines’ for centuries. Winemaking practices vary within the defined methods that the DOCG allows but there is a distinct modern and traditional divide in preferred styles.

The region has two major soil types - a sandy Tortonian marl producing a softer wine and a Helvetian sandstone clay that is known for a more robust style. The continental climate, with a long summer and late autumn enables the fickle grape to reach the perfect ripeness to create these stunning wines.

Records show that Nebbiolo has been grown in Piedmont since at least the 13th century, though despite this long history and the high quality of the wines it can produce, it is not grown in many other wine regions. For the grape grower and winemaker, making great wine out of Nebbiolo is a balancing act; it naturally possesses an incredibly high amount of acidity, and the thick skins transfer a huge amount of thick, chalky tannins into the wine. Balancing these two elements, as well as enticing out the enchanting ‘tar and roses’ notes from the grapes is the key to good Nebbiolo.
Located to the north of the Great Dividing Range in Central Victoria, approximately an hour and a half’s drive from Melbourne, Heathcote is well known for their award winning Shiraz wines, which is characterized in this region by a deep dark ruby colour with a rich silky tannins. The wine region is situated between Bendigo and Goulburn Valley and borders New South Wales to the north. The grapevines of Heathcote are planted along the sides of the hills of Mount Camel. Due to the elevation of the terrain, the cool winds keep the grapes cool and the temperature regulated which aids in a slow and steady process of producing only the finest wines. Another important factor that aids in growing the grapes is the calcium rich Cambrian soil that has good water retention capabilities. Because of this, the wineries of Heathcote rarely need to irrigate their vineyards. Due to these favourable conditions, the wines from Heathcote tend to be extremely rich and flavourful.
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  1. Tyrrell'S 'Rufus Stone' Heathcote Shiraz 2018
    The deep rich colour of this wine indicates its intensity. Classic Heathcote Shiraz, the nose is full of regional ripe plum, dark cherries with a pinch of white pepper and sweet vanilla. A rich full wine with a complex structure ... Learn More
  2. Montevecchio Moscato 2019
    A refreshing, light and fruity wine. Honeysuckle and elderflower, lychee and rosewater aromas. Just a hint of spritz, allowing the bright sherbet, elderflower and honeysuckle flavours of the moscato giallo grape to take centre stage. It balances sweetness, acidity and ... Learn More
  3. Montevecchio Moscato 2018
    A refreshing, light and fruity wine. Honeysuckle and elderflower, lychee and rosewater aromas. Just a hint of spritz, allowing the bright sherbet, elderflower and honeysuckle flavours of the moscato giallo grape to take centre stage. It balances sweetness, acidity and ... Learn More
  4. Chalmers Wines Rosato 2019
    The Chalmers Rosato is made from mostly Aglianico with a splash of Nero d’Avola and Sagrantino. All three varieties are growing on the prized top block at the Heathcote vineyard which is a complex rocky site with green basalt, ... Learn More
  5. Chalmers Wines Rosato 2018
    The Chalmers Rosato is made from mostly Aglianico with a splash of Nero d’Avola and Sagrantino. All three varieties are growing on the prized top block at the Heathcote vineyard which is a complex rocky site with green basalt, ... Learn More
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  6. Innocent Bystander 'Mule Malakoff' Heathcote Shiraz 2017
    The Malakoff Vineyard is a revered Heathcote Vineyard ... Learn More
  7. Place Of Changing Winds Heathcote Syrah No 2 2018
    "A wine that reflects our continued desire to produce wines of great finesse from a region historically known for powerhouse reds. The Syrah No. 2 comes mostly from short- and medium-length macerations (one to two weeks) and is made with 100% whole-cluster, ... Learn More
  8. Chalmers Fiano 2019
    This Fiano melds delicate stone fruits and almond blossom with savoury lees contact characters and minerality, displaying texture and power in the mouth whilst retaining a fine, fresh finish. A grapegrower's dream - Perfectly balanced fruit. Delicate stone fruits and ... Learn More
    Chalmers Fiano 2019
    $33.00 Per item
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    Huon Hooke
  9. Chalmers Sagrantino 2014
    One of the most tannic varieties in the world, Sagrantino is a relatively small player in Italy, although it is a highly revered wine with DOCG status since 1992. ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    James Halliday
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  10. Chalmers Fiano 2017
    This Fiano melds delicate stone fruits and almond blossom with savoury lees contact characters and minerality, displaying texture and power in the mouth whilst retaining a fine, fresh finish. A grapegrower's dream - Perfectly balanced fruit. Delicate stone fruits and ... Learn More
    Chalmers Fiano 2017
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    Huon Hooke
  11. Tyrrell'S 'Lunatiq' Heathcote Shiraz 2018
    Medium colour density with a bright purple hue. The nose shows rich dark fruits with the full array of pepper, charcuterie, and a subtle lift of French Oak. The palate has a richness and softness with dark fruit and chocolate ... Learn More
  12. Pyrette Heathcote Shiraz 2018
    This wine balances fruit freshness, red and dark berries and plum, with earthiness and spice. There is brightness and vigour working in with silky texture and finesse. The Pyrette style is founded on seeking harmony and this is what sees ... Learn More
  13. Jasper Hill 'Georgia'S Paddock' Riesling 2017
    A seamless wine of finesse, texture and elegance. Beautifully intense lime/lemon personality, the 2017 vintage exhibits the usual citrus characteristics with some green apple too. The nose leads onto the palate, but with even more power and depth this year. ... Learn More
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    Andrew Caillard MW
  14. Chalmers Appassimento 2017 375Ml
    Sagrantino has been growing in Australia since 2000 with the first Australian wine made by Chalmers in 2004. Sweet red cherries and dark berries on also on the palate, along with some subtle mint, before the solid tannins and bright acidity kick ... Learn More
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  15. Gd Vajra Barbera D'Alba 2018
    Totally opaque black dark red core with a bright deep purple red hue. A fragrant nose of ripe, freshly crushed berries combines with hints of violets, subtle liquorice, inky earth and spice scents. Juicy and vibrant the palate is filled ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  16. Jasper Hill 'Georgia'S Paddock' Nebbiolo 2017
    Don’t be deceived by the light red, almost pinot-ish colour, compared with the intense crimson of its Shiraz sisters. This is a powerhouse! ... Learn More
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    Andrew Caillard MW
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  17. Jasper Hill 'Georgia'S Paddock' Nebbiolo 2019
    Vivid light magenta colour that deceptively leads you to think “light wine”, but once in the mouth these thoughts are immediately dismissed. Full, savoury palate with underlying floral hints lead on to the normal big tannic finish expected by the ... Learn More
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    Andrew Caillard MW
  18. Linnaea Vineyards 'Trifulau' Docg Barolo 2012
    Linnaea Vineyards is not your typical wine producer. Born of the intense passion of Michelle Edwards and Daniel Fischl. Daniel is an Australian born winemaker of the highest acclaim, while Michelle is a Californian Agricultural Scientist of international accolade. These ... Learn More
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  19. Jasper Hill 'Georgia'S Paddock' Shiraz 2017
    "Excellent wine." - 95 points, Mike Bennie One of Australia's great winemakers and vineyards. Intense elderberry, blackberry aromas with praline, espresso notes and hints of roasted chestnuts. The palate exhibits the characteristic flavours of dark berries, ripe red fruits and complex ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  20. Ascheri Barolo 2015
    Dottore (Doctor) Matteo Ascheri is not only the 5th generation owner and winemaker of his family estate (established 1880), he also runs a 4 star resort and traditional 'Osteria' (restaurant) next to the winery in Bra. In addition to this, Matteo is ... Learn More
    Ascheri Barolo 2015
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    Mark Faber
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  21. Principiano Ferdinando Barolo Serralunga 2012
    Classic floral rose petal aromas alongside ripe red fruit and spices. The palate is warm and displays ripe fruit. Richly tannic but with enough softness to be drunk young. Great Nebbiolo. Fantastic value Barolo from a quality focused natural wine ... Learn More
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  22. Jasper Hill 'Georgia'S Paddock' Shiraz 2018
    One of Australia's great winemakers and vineyards. Intense elderberry, blackberry aromas with praline, espresso notes and hints of roasted chestnuts. The palate exhibits the characteristic flavours of dark berries, ripe red fruits and complex exotic spices that lead into a ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  23. Linnaea Vineyards 'Trifulau' Docg Barolo 2013
    Linnaea Vineyards is not your typical wine producer. Born of the intense passion of Michelle Edwards and Daniel Fischl. Daniel is an Australian born winemaker of the highest acclaim, while Michelle is a Californian Agricultural Scientist of international accolade. These ... Learn More
  24. Oddero Barolo Classico 2015
    The wines coming from the different vineyards are aged separately in 40, 60 and 75 –hectolitre Slavonian and Austrian oak barrels for 30 months. The wines are blended in the spring, then bottled at the end of the summer and aged in the bottle ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  25. Giovanni Rosso Barolo Del Comune Di Serralunga 2016
    AROMA Fine and deep, introduced by Mediterranean citrusy sensations, followed by violet, bergamot, wet stones, forest leaves and elegant hints of white pepper. PALATE Juicy; progressive delicate tannins and vibrant acidity. Neat and savoury finish. ... Learn More
  26. Gd Vajra Barolo ‘Albe’ 2014
    Albe is a tribute to the masters of the 1950s and 60s, to those winemakers who had the vision and the taste to blend some of the most amazing crus in order to achieve a Barolo of balance and charm. ... Learn More
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    Monica Larner
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    Antonio Galloni
  27. Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2015
    The grapes are selected from small vineyards spread in the Barolo region. The vines are between 8 and 41 years old, planted in a clay-limestone soil. Plants are trained with guyot method, with an average density of roughly 4500 units per hectare. All ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Antonio Galloni
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  28. Massolino Barolo 2015
    First produced in 1911, the fruit for Massolino's classic cuvée is selected from seven sites (inc. Briccolina, Collaretto, Broglio and Le Turne), representing roughly seven hectares of prime-sited Serralunga vineyards. The oldest vines that feed this bottling are 55 years old ( ... Learn More
    Massolino Barolo 2015
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    The Wine Advocate
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    Antonio Galloni
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  29. Massolino Barolo 2016
    First produced in 1911, the fruit for Massolino’s classic cuvée is selected from seven sites across roughly seven hectares of prime-sited Serralunga vineyards. The most important of these sites—Briccolina, Collareto, Broglio and Le Turne—are dotted around the ... Learn More
    Massolino Barolo 2016
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    The Wine Advocate
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    Gary Walsh
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  30. Gd Vajra Barolo ‘Albe’ 2016
    Albe is a tribute to the masters of the 1950s and 60s, to those winemakers who had the vision and the taste to blend some of the most amazing crus in order to achieve a Barolo of balance and charm. ... Learn More
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    Monica Larner
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    Gary Walsh
  31. Cascina Fontana Barolo 2013
    "A blend of Castiglione Falletto and some La Morra this year. I just love 2013: it’s the gift that keeps on giving. I bought three of this, and three of the new Comune di Castiglione Falletto. In terms of style, ... Learn More
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  32. Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2016
    "Vietti's 2016 Barolos are stratospheric." - Antonio Galloni The 2016 Barolo Castiglione is a dazzling wine that will show readers just how compelling this vintage is, even among entry-level wines from top producers. Rich, ample and explosive, the 2016 possesses tremendous richness and ... Learn More
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    Antonio Galloni
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    Monica Larner
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  33. Jasper Hill Emily'S Paddock Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2018
    Jasper Hill are one of the Pioneers of the Heathcote Wine Region. Jasper Hill is named after the semi-precious red Jasper stone fragments found in the soil – red wine, red soil, red stone! This wine is named after owner Ron ... Learn More
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  34. Fontanafredda 'La Rosa' Single Vineyard Barolo 2005
    From Wine Enthusiast European 'Winery of the Year' comes this perfectly aged Barolo. Smoky, floral, gunsmoke and leather aromas. Intense, powerful, driving, but has softened now, and is very pleasing on the palate. Loaded with character, has an attractive rustic ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  35. PAOLO CONTERNO BAROLO 'RIVA DEL BRIC' 2016
    For certain drinkers the Riva del Bric is the choice of the Paolo Conterno Barolos, forgoing some of the power and minerals of the 'Ginestra' in place of sweeter fruit and more balance in its youth. This 2016 is probably the ... Learn More
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    Alistair Cooper MW
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    Monica Larner
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    Antonio Galloni
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    James Suckling
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  36. La Spinetta Barolo 'Vigneto Garretti' 2016
    100% Nebbiolo from vines with an average age of 35 years, grown on a calcareous, south-facing slope at an elevation of 200m. Sustainably farmed, with no use of pesticides or herbicides. Alcoholic fermentation for 10 days in temperature controlled roto-fermenters followed by malolactic ... Learn More
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  37. Giovanni Rosso Barolo Serra 2016
    AROMA Fine and deep, introduced by Mediterranean citrusy sensations, followed by violet, bergamot, wet stones, forest leaves and elegant hints of white pepper. PALATE Juicy; progressive delicate tannins and vibrant acidity. Neat and savoury finish. ... Learn More
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    Wine Enthusiast
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  38. Giovanni Rosso Barolo Ceretta 2016
    AROMA Fine and deep, introduced by Mediterranean citrusy sensations, followed by violet, bergamot, wet stones, forest leaves and elegant hints of white pepper. PALATE Juicy; progressive delicate tannins and vibrant acidity. Neat and savoury finish. ... Learn More
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    Wine Enthusiast
  39. Gd Vajra Barolo Coste Di Rose 2016
    "Coste di Rose is possibly the most approachable cru of Barolo at this stage, with roses and a floral-dominated nose, combined with marasca cherry and hints of licorice and mint. A very elegant and pleasurable structure that flows gracefully on ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Suckling
  40. G.D. Vajra Barolo Coste Di Rose 2015
    "Coste di Rose is possibly the most approachable cru of Barolo at this stage, with roses and a floral-dominated nose, combined with marasca cherry and hints of licorice and mint. A very elegant and pleasurable structure that flows gracefully on ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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