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Ben Haines 'Grampains' Syrah 2020
Wine Spectator 94
"Exquisite, with terrific purity and generosity to the plush pureed plum, cherry and raspberry flavors at the core, but showing off details of matcha, green olive tapenade, fresh loam, baking spices and dried rose petals on a supple, almost creamy texture. Drink now through 2037. 750 cases made, 150 cases imported. — MW"

The Wine
Hand harvested in Great Western, Victoria
Two separate ferments: one 100% whole bunch, the other whole berry
8 months in barrel on ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#43550
Item Description
Wine Spectator 94
"Exquisite, with terrific purity and generosity to the plush pureed plum, cherry and raspberry flavors at the core, but showing off details of matcha, green olive tapenade, fresh loam, baking spices and dried rose petals on a supple, almost creamy texture. Drink now through 2037. 750 cases made, 150 cases imported. — MW"

The Wine
Hand harvested in Great Western, Victoria
Two separate ferments: one 100% whole bunch, the other whole berry
8 months in barrel on gross lees before racking, blending & bottling
Indigenous yeast

The Estate
Ben Haines is a boutique winemaker in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. He is a bit different from the estate wineries in the Little Peacock portfolio, as his focus is to source grapes from “magic dirt” of different origins year-to-year and season-to-season.

The vineyards he chooses are those possessing great interest, charm and depth, and that capture a sense of mystique. Ben’s base is the Yarra Valley where he has made wine at Yering Station and Mount Langi Ghiran. His own exploration goes far beyond. Having trained in viticulture, he pays close attention to what’s happening in each vineyard throughout the growing season. His wines are intensely textural with flavors continuing to develop sip after sip. Fruit is expressive, structure is present without being constraining.

From around Victoria, Ben has crafted single-vineyard expressions of Rhône varieties in small batches. He also has a series of wines called “B Minor”, including blends that speak to him and his musical background, as well as an undisgorged Blanc de Blanc. Unfined & unfiltered wines that are intended to express, in his words, ‘the vineyard in a glass’.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic
About Ben Haines
Viticulturalist-turned-winemaker focusing on his love for Rhône varieties, Ben has been winemaker at a couple of historic Aussie wineries. He works with Organic and Biodynamic vineyards around Victoria, making small production (200-400cs) unfined & unfiltered wines that are intended to express, in his words, 'the vineyard in a glass
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