Nailing the Best of the Barossa
PPB 31 Premium Private Bin Three Hares Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache 2016
Region: Barossa Valley
The two great heritage varieties of the Barossa Valley form the backbone of this winemakers experiment. Benjamin is also a crack-shot and the favourite target is the local population of hares which are healthy and large-hence his nickname for the wine. Made in tiny amounts hence the use of a provisional label which keeps costs down.
The blend of these three varieties, likely a modern day re-introduction, took hold in the 1980s as the move gathered to return to artisanal wine making. It works because the three varieties prosper in a warm climate and depending on the vintage one or other shines just a little more. In our experience Grenache is the hardest to get right and at its best provides the wonderful fragrance which is unusual for a warm climate red.