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Rolf Binder

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The famous Heysen walking trail forms the western border of the Rolf Binder estate; fruit for this wine is grown in the adjacent, low yielding Heysen vineyard.

The nose offers aromas of pain grillé, pencil lead, truffle, espresso, black cherry, and blueberry. Ripe, juicy berry and spice flavours with well-rounded tannins and a good, lengthy finish. A luscious, full-bodied wine that is flavourful and balanced whilst maintaining a sense of elegance.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.1 %

pH

3.44

ACIDITY

6.4 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Rolf Binder

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

TIME IN OAK

22 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Barossa Valley

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

The grapes were fermented in one batch, managed for at least 6-8 days on skins. After pressing the free run juice was added back. During ferment, some of the juice was transferred to new oak barrels for 24 hours, then pumped back into the fermentation tank. The barrels were then washed and then refilled for another fermentation. Matured in 50% new French oak puncheons (500L) and 50% second fill puncheons for 22 months in oak prior to blending and bottled with minimal interference.

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A full-bodied shiraz of the highest quality, not only thanks to its power, but also its balance and harmony, oak and tannins precisely weighted.

Halliday Australian Wine Companion

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The famous Heysen walking trail forms the western border of the Rolf Binder estate; fruit for this wine is grown in the adjacent, low yielding Heysen vineyard.

The nose offers aromas of pain grillé, pencil lead, truffle, espresso, black cherry, and blueberry. Ripe, juicy berry and spice flavours with well-rounded tannins and a good, lengthy finish. A luscious, full-bodied wine that is flavourful and balanced whilst maintaining a sense of elegance.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.2 g/L

pH

3.44

ACIDITY

6.8 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Rolf Binder

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

March 2013

BOTTLED DATE

February 2015

TIME IN OAK

22 months

SULPHUR

Total: 88 Free: 27

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Barossa Valley

Vintage conditions

The vines asked for more water following a dry winter. The spring rains never came and the Barossa Valley then had the driest November since 1967, but ideal temperatures throughout January and February (plus low yields) promoted berry flavour development and even ripening. Successful particularly in the context of medium body, plenty of tannins and excellent colour.

Vinification details

The grapes were fermented in one batch, managed for at least 6-8 days on skins. After pressing the free run juice was added back. During ferment, some of the juice was transferred to new oak barrels for 24 hours, then pumped back into the fermentation tank. The barrels were then washed and then refilled for another fermentation. Matured in 50% new French oak puncheons (500L) and 50% second-fill puncheons for 22 months in oak prior to blending (adding 4% Cabernet Sauvignon) and bottled with minimal interference.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 97 pts

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... an elegant, spicy/savoury wine, with red fruits walking in lockstep with fine-grained tannins and integrated oak.

Halliday Australian Wine Companion

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The famous Heysen walking trail forms the western border of the Rolf Binder estate; fruit for this wine is grown in the adjacent, low yielding Heysen vineyard.

The nose offers aromas of pain grillé, pencil lead, truffle, espresso, black cherry, and blueberry. Ripe, juicy berry and spice flavours with well-rounded tannins and a good, lengthy finish. A luscious, full-bodied wine that is flavourful and balanced whilst maintaining a sense of elegance.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.1 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.1 g/L

pH

3.44

ACIDITY

6.4 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Rolf Binder

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

March 2012

BOTTLED DATE

February 2014

TIME IN OAK

22 months

SULPHUR

Total: 81 Free: 25

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Barossa Valley

Vintage conditions

A cool spring with appropriate rains meant the vines got away to a good, yet slightly slow, start. They grew well and set, on average, low to moderate crops. Low crops and healthy vines have meant that despite the cooler weather the grapes ripened quickly. The 2012 vintage was short and sharp, and one that produced wines of typical Barossa quality.

Vinification details

The grapes were fermented in one batch, managed for at least 6-8 days on skins. After pressing the free run juice was added back. During ferment, some of the juice was transferred to new oak barrels for 24 hours, then pumped back into the fermentation tank. The barrels were then washed and then refilled for another fermentation. Matured in 50% new French oak puncheons (500L) and 50% second fill puncheons for 22 months in oak prior to blending and bottled with minimal interference.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 94 pts

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