Inspiration from Far Northern Barossa
Bagot Station Captains Table Barossa Valley Red Blend No 2 2012
Region: Barossa Valley
We buy small amounts of wine of many varieties from the recent and previous vintages. These are offered to us for many reasons; for example a small winery may only make a Shiraz and Cabernet but adds a small percentage of Mataro to both wines. After the wine is made there may be 200 litres of Mataro left over and then we will get a call.
As we make such a large range of wines such tiny amounts of very high quality are gold dust, as it makes well priced wines like the Bagots take on a shine. Captain Bagot owned the whole of the far north of the Barossa Valley and ran sheep and cattle and likely had a small winery operating in the 1860s.
Back then the red of the day would have been a vineyard blend of heritage varieties. I asked Benjamin to imagine this and make me his impression which I call the Captains Table red.