Eden Valley Hill of Grace Shiraz Henschke Information
About the domain
Hill of Grace vineyard was established in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Nicolaus Stanitski decided to plant his first vines in 1860 and the domaine adopted the name of the nearby protestant church. Today, the domaine applies the knowledge handed down by previous generations and has a strong focus on biodynamic practices in its vineyard management.
About the cuvée
This wine is produced using biodynamic methods, and is a magnificent balance of power and purity. Its black berry notes, the tannins it owes to its élevage in French oak barrels, and its spicy flavours, all make this a superb gourmet wine, perfectly suited for ageing. Indeed, a spell in the cellar is a must, enabling the tannins to soften and adopt a silky texture.
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.