Bin 2 was first released in 1960, yet was 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 Mourvèdre is still relatively uncommon in Australian table wines. Also known as Mataro or Monastrell, Mourvèdre was introduced to Australia in the 1830s. Sometimes used in fortified wine production, this grape is widely planted in the Barossa Valley. It is greatly 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.
||Multi-district blend, South Australia, including Barossa Valley (SA), Clare Valley (SA), McLaren Vale (SA) and Langhorne Creek (SA).
||12 months maturation in 5- or 6-year-old oak hogsheads and larger vats.
||Stainless steel fermenters.
||Shiraz and Mourvèdre (Mataro).
SCORES & ACCOLADES
||2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 2 Shiraz Mourvèdre 2011
||2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 2 Shiraz Mourvèdre 2010