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ROLF BINDER VERITAS WINERY Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013

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ROLF BINDER VERITAS WINERY Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013

VERITAS ROLF BINDER WINES Cabernet Merlot, Barossa Valley
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VERITAS ROLF BINDER WINES Cabernet Merlot, Barossa Valley
  • Style: Red
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Region: Barossa Valley
  • Code: VBVCM
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
  • Country: Australia

Region Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many

Barossa Valley

Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.
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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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