Rolf Binder Heinrich

Rolf Binder Heinrich Shiraz Mataro Grenache 2016

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14%

New Vintage | RRP $35

Heinrich is named after Rolf Heinrich Binder, founder of the family winery formerly known as 'Veritas'. Rolf Binder Junior created this wine as a tribute to his father who loved this classic Barossa blend of Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache.

This 2016 Rolf Binder Heinrich demonstrates why this continues to be such a popular style; a medium-bodied Barossa red wine this hits the perfect middle-ground between soft, approachable red fruit flavours, and excellent depth and subtle oak influence. At this special price, fans of this style will find loads of enjoyment here.

“The split of 64/19/17 has melded into a harmonious whole with its seasoning of red licorice, pepper and baking spices coating red-black cherry accented fruit. Fresh and lively, yet full-bodied with some new oak adding weight and clove-sweet flavour, not too much, as this has a lot of savoury drive and tannic grip on the finish. 93 Points"- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Rolf Heinrich Binder and his wife, Franziska, arrived in Australia (from Austria and Hungary respectively) in 1950 as part of the large influx of post war immigration to Australia. As payment for the government assistance, they worked with the South Australian railways for three years.

During that time they met Elmore Schulz, a train driver and grape grower in the Barossa Valley, and namesake to neighbouring Barossa Valley Estate's E&E Shiraz. While picking grapes in the Barossa in 1953, the couple met Langmeil Road winemakers, Chris Vohrer and Wilhelm Abel.

This meeting proved to set their future. In 1954 they worked a vintage in this winery and subsequently purchased the business in 1955, renaming it 'Veritas', taken from the Latin quote "In Vino Veritas" - in wine there is truth.

The business name was changed from Veritas to Rolf Binder in 2005 to honour the late Rolf Heinrich Binder who passed away in 2003.
South Australia
Barossa Valley
Fruit for this wine was harvested by hand. The Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache are separately crushed, fermented and aged until final blending and bottling. Vinification occurs in open fermenters with pump overs twice daily. The fermentation was completed in tank, the wines were then racked to barrel. Oak used for the Shiraz was 15% new oak, 45% shaven American and 40% two year old American.

For the Grenache, 50% shaven French, 30% shaven American and 20% two year old French. The Mataro was aged in 50% shaven French and 50% shaven American oak. The wine was blended to taste and style, utilising the body and strength of the Shiraz, the ripe confectionary fruit of the Grenache and the fine earthy tannins of century old Mataro, grown on the Binder Estate.

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