Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro 2019
SHIRAZ MATARO BLEND FROM AUSTRALIA'S MOST FAMOUS WINERY PENFOLDS ESTABLISHED 1844
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Deep garnet. A graphite and blackcurrant assertion immediately confirms Cabernet’s role in the blend. A lift of tomato-leaf and sour-cherry couples with other red fruits to further entice. Background cedary oak just discernible. Medium-bodied.
A summer-pudding swirl of fruits laced with red-currant conserve, praline. Varietal I.D. confirmed via green Sicilian olive, plummy fruits and spice. Fine tannins, well-concealed oak.
Bin 2 was first released in 1960, yet was temporarily discontinued in Australia in the 1970s at the height of the white wine boom. The original Bin 2 was an ‘Australian Burgundy’ style (despite its Rhône varieties) – typically a soft, medium-bodied wine based on shiraz. The Bin 2 blend of shiraz and mataro is still relatively uncommon in Australian table wines. Also known as monastrell or mourvèdre, mataro was introduced to Australia in the 1830s. Often used in fortified wine production, this grape is widely planted in the Barossa Valley. It is valued by winemakers for its blending attributes, adding complexity and palate grip. Interest in Bin 2 has grown as the popularity of traditional Rhône varieties and blends continues to flourish.
Above average winter and spring rainfall offered the vines in South Australia healthy soil moisture profiles for the growingseason. Cool conditions slowed vine growth in early spring with temperatures gradually warming in October. The late budburst, flowering and subsequent veraison delayed the commencement of harvest. There was plentiful rain during thegrowing season and no prolonged heatwaves recorded during the summer months, with only a few days reaching 40ºC.Weather conditions during the final stages of ripening were dry with March rainfall below the long-term average.April was mild, allowing for an orderly completion of harvest. The prevailing autumnal conditions favoured fully ripenedgrapes with well-developed colours and flavours.
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