Trial Bin 809 South Australia Cabernedro 2013/2017
Trials Bins continue because when they work they deliver customers better value wines. Recall winemaker Parker is working with a parcel of the Barossa Valley Bonvedro which is fabulous but far too confusing for any other company to sell.
To this he adds Cabernet of various proportions-hence the name Cabernedro. Bonvedro is a Portuguese variety which resembles another variety Carignan and it seems the plantings of Bonvedro in the Barossa have been confused with Carginan perhaps from the day they were planted.
It is likely being from Portugal that Bonvedro was planted for the fortified market which recall was what sold until the table wine awakening. Recent DNA testing has resolved the distinction. Now it is made as a red wine which to us is like a heavy weight Grenache. Blended with Cabernet it lifts again and the winemaker is very pleased with the result.