Rolf Binder Shiraz

Product code: 439

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2015 Vintage

Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
Grapes: Shiraz

Veritas Winery was established in 1955 by Rolf Heinrich Binder. The winery tradition is now continued by Rolf and Christa, as brother and sister winemakers, jointly awarded Barossa Winemakers of the year 2005. In 2005, on their 50th Anniversary, Veritas became Rolf Binder Wines. The philosophy of all Rolf Binder Wines is to let the vineyard tell its own story.

Tasting Notes
A collection of five Barossa Valley Shiraz vineyards contribute varying characteristics of fruit to this wine. To this we have added some Shiraz base from our winery stalwarts, the Christa Rolf and the Heinrich. The Shiraz makes up only 90% of the final blend, with juicy confectionary and red cherries hailing from 5% Grenache, and 5% estate-grown Mataro offering a deep, earthy background on the palate. Twelve months maturation in a mixture of 10% new American oak barrels, the balance being made up of two-year old American and shaved French barrels.

Grapes for the Rolf Binder Shiraz are crushed, then immediately inoculated with selected Rhone yeasts. Fermentation involves twice daily pump overs. After time on skins the lots are racked, returned and the juice pumped back over the skins thus breaking them up. The pressings juice is returned to the free run. Post fermentation the wines are racked twice to remove the lees, then transferred to oak vessels, 10% New American, the rest shaven French and American, for maturation for 11 months. Rolf Binder Shiraz is a classic, opulent Shiraz with fine lingering tannins.

Winemakers Comment
“This deep blood red wine fills the glass with aromas reminiscent of rich red berries and dark bitter chocolate. Dark cherries enhanced with cassis, anise and pepper mingle on the medium to full bodied palate. Creamy tannis and complex acidity lends to the overall perception of a smooth, rich red wine, with a nice persistence of flavour. .” Rolf Binder.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ratings: 91 Points
Wine Advocate 2007
Vintage 90 Points
Wine Advocate 2006
Vintage 91 Points
Wine Advocate 2005
Vintage 89 Points
Wine Advocate 2003 Vintage