Rolf Binder - Heinrich Shiraz Mataro Grenache 2010Australian Red Wine
Three classic varieties have come together in this wine. The combination is 50% Shiraz, 30% Mataro and 20% Grenache. It has produced a full bodied yet soft wine with a complex structure of the fruit oak and gentle tannins. Each variety adds its individual talents with nuances of chocolate, raspberry, beef stockpot and a berry fruit sweetness. The finish is dry and the flavours linger on the palate with subtle oak and tannin adding to the fruit characters creating a full and comprehensive wine that will drink well now but also benefit from cellaring.
The Heinrich is named after Rolf Heinrich Binder, my father and founder of the family winery. I created this wine because of his love of the combination of shiraz, mataro and grenache.
Heinrich is an estate wine with the shiraz coming from the Stephanie vineyard, the mataro from the Chri 'ro vineyard planted in 1972 both of which adjoin the winery and the grenache from the Western Ridge vineyard at Gomersal and planted in the early 1950's.
"A finesse not often seen. Good acid retention delivers a balanced, flavoursome palate, quite refined, strawberry and raspberry with supple tannins. Lovely background confectionary flavours that linger with boysenberry and cranberry." Rolf Binder.