Jasper Hill 2019 Releases

“Whether it’s down to this very special rift of dirt or not, these wines are simply incredible.” ROBERT PARKER JNR, The Wine Advocate

“ … the best nebbiolo I’ve found outside Piedmont.”  DAVID WILLIAMS, The Guardian

 

Jasper Hill are the undisputed pioneers of the Heathcote wine region, with the Laughton family crafting exceptional wines from their little patch of dirt since 1982. Since day one they have also lead the charge for organic viticulture and sustainability with no irrigation, minimal tillage and no synthetic chemicals having ever been sprayed in the vineyard since its inception. Choosing this path in the vineyards is no walk in the park, but in turn it naturally reduces the yields and gets those vines reaching deep into the earth, bringing complexity and intensity to the wines.

These are rich and full flavoured wines that have set the benchmark in Heathcote for over three decades. I have had the pleasure of selling these wines for many years and what has always struck me is the consistent quality the Laughtons bring to every bottle, every vintage. It is an enviable reputation to behold and one which has seen them capture the minds of wine drinkers and collectors the world over. One note to add is that while Jasper Hill no doubt built their reputation on the back of their iconic Shiraz, their Nebbiolo is among the very best produced in the country, drawn from vines they planted way back in 1993. Nebbiolo is on the up and up in Australia and once again, the Laughtons are ahead of the game.