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Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro 2018

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, mediumbodied 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.

 

When To Drink

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking window now - 2029. 

Taste Description

Colour
Cerise core with a crimson rim.

Nose
The aromatics are dominated by brightly lifted red fruits of cranberry, red currants and rhubarb.
Scents of freshly sliced cured meats and black olive tapenade provide a savoury nuance.
Underlying spice is derived from oak maturation, evoking sumac and cardamom.

Palate
The enticing aromatics are amplified on the palate.
Loose-knit and lacy tannins provide structural foundations, with juicy red fruit acidity giving rise to a balanced medium-bodied wine.
Further complex savoury characters of roasted celeriac and fresh vegetable consommé create another level of complexity..

Technical Information

Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek.

Maturation: Seasoned American and French oak hogsheads.

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.4 g/L, pH: 3.62.

Variety: Shiraz and Mataro.

Vintage Conditions

Plentiful winter rainfall prepared the vines for the growing season in South Australia. Prevailing cool conditions defined early spring, initially slowing vine growth. Temperatures gradually warmed in
October with vines producing large protective canopies. Very little irrigation was required and shoot thinning helped keep vigour and crop size in check.

Vintage was delayed by up to a month in some regions due to weather conditions. Harvest was generally dry favouring fully ripened grapes with well-developed colours and flavours.

History

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 Mataro is still relatively uncommon in Australian table wines. Also known as Monastrell or Mourvèdre, Mataro 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.

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