Forget everything you thought you knew about Australian 'Shiraz'. This vibrant, juicy number from Ben Haines delivers on flavour without the usual big, tannic punch. More Northern Rhone in style, with crunchy cherry, plum, graphite and violet plus a delicious whack of black pepper on the finish. Effortlessly silky and remarkably complex, this is definitely the wine to drink if you want to explore more modern styles of Australian red wine.
"What drives me every day is the connection with place and its interpretation through winemaking. Learning from the past, being in the present and fostering excitement for the future to create expressive wines with balance, harmony and longevity." - Ben Haines
Ben Haines is part of a new generation of winemakers, making fresher, more terroir drive wines in Australia's Yarra Valley. He aims to make wines that express 'the vineyard in a glass', shining a light on the patchwork of different vineyard expressions in this unique growing region. These are approachable, energetic wines that are far removed from the heavy Australian wines of the past.