New Benjamin Parker Creation
Barbarossa Valley Blend Barossa Valley 2014 #2
Region: Barossa Valley
The new Barbarossa is released today at an attractive introductory price. As the winemaker constantly urges upon me, ‘get the customers drinking our wines’. The Barbarossa concept gives us flexibility in the winery as they are field blends with most containing three or more varieties.
The small volumes and reviving the historical way of making wine; the original field blend being a mix of varieties which were grown in the same paddock and were all picked at the same time, brings with it my idea of winemaking freedom. Making hundreds of thousands of cases of identical wine each vintage because it is assumed customers demand wine be like beer with no variation, frankly appals me.
At Glug we want nothing to do with such a backward looking product. This blend of Barbarossa is Durif predominant with Cabernet and Grenache. Benjamin is rightly impressed with the potential of Barossa Durif at this moment so look for a big wine with impact. We made 80 cases.