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Ben Haines 'Grampains' Syrah 2021
$30.40$22.74
Jancis Robinson 16.5
"Smoke-tinged nose, sandalwood and ashy smoke. Bloody notes beneath as well and tomato purée. Energetic, with a nice smoked-bacon note on the finish. (AC)”

The Wine
Syrah which Hand harvested from Andrew Toomey’s Miners Ridge vineyard and the Sugarloaf Creek Vineyard in Great Western, which were planted in the1990’s
Well-drained gravel under red/brown clay loams
Two ferments (each Vineyard individually): 100% whole bunch ferment via natural yeast with 7 days semi-carbonic maceration followed by gentle extraction towards ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#53202
Item Description
Jancis Robinson 16.5
"Smoke-tinged nose, sandalwood and ashy smoke. Bloody notes beneath as well and tomato purée. Energetic, with a nice smoked-bacon note on the finish. (AC)”

The Wine
Syrah which Hand harvested from Andrew Toomey’s Miners Ridge vineyard and the Sugarloaf Creek Vineyard in Great Western, which were planted in the1990’s
Well-drained gravel under red/brown clay loams
Two ferments (each Vineyard individually): 100% whole bunch ferment via natural yeast with 7 days semi-carbonic maceration followed by gentle extraction towards the end of fermentation
Post-fermentation maceration for a further 7 days prior to pressing to barrel
Destemmed (whole berry) ferment via natural yeast
Undisturbed for the first half of ferment to allow gentle infusion, with gentle cap submersion daily for the latter stages of fermentation
Post-fermentation maceration for 4 weeks before pressing to barrel
Both parcels were matured on gross lees for 8 months prior to racking, blending bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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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