Arturo Malbec – The Story

In the mid ninteenth century the Governor of Mendoza engaged a French Agronomist to bring a selection of new grapevine cultivars from France to Argentina, creating a training ground for teaching viticulture with the aim of improving the quality of local wines. One of those varietals was Malbec, now the signature variety of the nation.

These vines were exported immediately before the great phylloxera epidemic, and the particular selection of Malbec which was shipped is now believed to be extinct in Europe. It has subsequently evolved over the last century and a half into a clone which is distinctly different from its French forebears.

In the late twentieth century Arthur Bruce Chalmers imported a selection of grapevine cultivars from around the world to Australia in an effort to broaden vineyard diversity and improve wine quality by clonal selection. In that shipment were six clones of Malbec, selected from the best vineyards of Mendoza.

Arturo Heathcote Malbec is made from those special clones, grown on the unique Cambrian terroir of the Mount Camel Range in Heathcote.

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Limited Release 2014 Arturo Heathcote Shiraz out now.

"Displaying classic Heathcote power, this bold yet elegant shiraz is rich and earthy, redolent of the Cambrian terroir it hails from.
It is full of dark berry fruit with a bitter chocolate and graphite backbone."

RRP $35

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