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ROLF BINDER VERITAS WINERY Binder's Bulls Blood Shiraz Mouvedre Pressings, South Australia 2005

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ROLF BINDER VERITAS WINERY Binder's Bulls Blood Shiraz Mouvedre Pressings, South Australia 2005

ROLF BINDER VERITAS WINERY Binder's Bulls Blood Shiraz Mouvedre Pressings, South Australia
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ROLF BINDER VERITAS WINERY Binder's Bulls Blood Shiraz Mouvedre Pressings, South Australia
  • Style: Shiraz-Mourvedre Pressings
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Region: South Australia
  • Code: VWBB
  • Varietal: Mourvedre Pressings,Shiraz
  • Country: Australia

Region South Australia

South Australia is the driest state on the world’s driest continent. Covering almost 1 million (984 377km) square kilomteres, it represents 12.8% of the Australian land mass. Sweeping plains are intersected by a spine of relatively low lying ranges, the Mount Lofty/Flinders Ranges which extend through the heart of the State. Over 50% of the state is elevated at under 150 metres. The Great Artesian basin covers almost one-third of the State. The major river is the River Murray which lethargically makes its way into the Southern Ocean. This water mass has a moderating effect on climate, particularly in the southern regions of South Australia where most vines are planted. Summers are generally hot and dry with relatively mild nights. Winters are cool. Rainfall occurs mostly during late autumn/winter (May, June, July, August). Drought and salinity are major concerns. The principle wine regions in South Australia are; the Adelaide Hills, Barossa (comprising the Barossa and Eden Valleys),

South Australia is the driest state on the world’s driest continent. Covering almost 1 million (984 377km) square kilomteres, it represents 12.8% of the Australian land mass. Sweeping plains are intersected by a spine of relatively low lying ranges, the Mount Lofty/Flinders Ranges which extend through the heart of the State. Over 50% of the state is elevated at under 150 metres. The Great Artesian basin covers almost one-third of the State. The major river is the River Murray which lethargically makes its way into the Southern Ocean. This water mass has a moderating effect on climate, particularly in the southern regions of South Australia where most vines are planted.

Summers are generally hot and dry with relatively mild nights. Winters are cool. Rainfall occurs mostly during late autumn/winter (May, June, July, August). Drought and salinity are major concerns.

The principle wine regions in South Australia are; the Adelaide Hills, Barossa (comprising the Barossa and Eden Valleys), Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Coonawarra and the Riverland. Vineyard expansion has also extended to Wrattonbully, Mount Benson, Bordertown, Robe, Southern Fleurieu and the Flinders Ranges.

It is a tradition for many wine companies to make multi-district blends from South Australian fruit – the idea of house style taking precedence over regional definition. Penfolds pioneered this concept. The vagaries of vintage variation can be evened out by fruit selection, ensuring quality at a high level. However there is debate that this concept comes at the expense of the ‘soul’ of the wine. Penfolds Grange is probably the most famous multi-district blend and is an excellent counter-argument.

Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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Winery ROLF BINDER VERITAS WINERY

Langton’s Selections Veritas Hanisch Shiraz, Veritas Heysen Shiraz, Magpie Estate The Malcolm Shiraz The new Veritas winery on Seppelt Road is a monument to the spectacular recent success of the politically incorrect, but highly amusing, Rolf Binder. His wines are rarely offered on the Australian secondary market as most of his top wines find their way onto the US and European markets. It is also a reflection of taste. Local Australian critics are well known for deriding over-lavish and massively proportioned wines. The Hanisch and Heysen Shirazes are at the ultra-ripe end of the Barossa Shiraz spectrum with deep-set blackberry/aniseed fruit and a rich multi-pixillated tannin structure. Sourced from mature vineyards planted in the early 1970s, fruit is batch vinified in open and open headed down fermenters and partially barrel fermented in American and French oak of which about 30-50% is new. Maturation takes place over two years. This producer has totally reinvented i
Langton’s Selections Veritas Hanisch Shiraz, Veritas Heysen Shiraz, Magpie Estate The Malcolm Shiraz The new Veritas winery on Seppelt Road is a monument to the spectacular recent success of the politically incorrect, but highly amusing, Rolf Binder. His wines are rarely offered on the Australian secondary market as most of his top wines find their way onto the US and European markets. It is also a reflection of taste. Local Australian critics are well known for deriding over-lavish and massively proportioned wines. The Hanisch and Heysen Shirazes are at the ultra-ripe end of the Barossa Shiraz spectrum with deep-set blackberry/aniseed fruit and a rich multi-pixillated tannin structure. Sourced from mature vineyards planted in the early 1970s, fruit is batch vinified in open and open headed down fermenters and partially barrel fermented in American and French oak of which about 30-50% is new. Maturation takes place over two years. This producer has totally reinvented itself in recent years and become a newly-rising star. The wines are super, and with a new winery, an innovative winemaker, Rolf Binder, and plenty of energy and enthusiasm, Veritas will attract significant interest in the future. Veritas has a joint venture with Noel Young, a small independent Cambridge (UK) wine merchant, called Magpie Estate. The flagship wine called The Malcolm is highly alcoholic, richly concentrated and in need of cellaring. Not produced every vintage and sourced from a vineyard near Marananga, it has created a storm in the US and will polarise critics. However, limited production will not satisfy initial demand, either from the curious or from those who genuinely like the style. Christa Rolf Shiraz Grenache and the retro-labelled Shiraz Mourvedre pressings are also worth seeking out. Rolf Binder has also made the Killibinbin wines from Langhorne Creek, an almost unheard of label in Australia, but the object of Robert Parker Jr.’s enthusiasms. He also makes the JJ Hahn range of wines. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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ABN: 77 159 767 843. New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. No Alcohol can be sold or supplied to anyone under 18. It's against the law. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: WARNING - Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, it is an offence: To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years [Penalty exceeds $19,000]; For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor [Penalty exceeds $800]. License Number: 32055289