Ben Haines Marsanne Volta Brackets 6pk 2015
Ben Haines is head winemaker at Mt Langhi, having previously worked at Mitchelton, and Yering Station, all the while maintaining his personal label Ben Haines Wine.
The 2008 Wine Society Winemaker of the Year, Ben has been making single-vineyard wines under his own name since 2003, while working for a number of Victorian wineries. Now based in Western Victoria, Ben produces wines from the Yarra Valley, Grampians, Pyrenees, alongside his personal pet project Southern French wines. Ben Haines Wines focuses on varietals with their origins in the Rhone Valley, and offers two ranges, the On-Premise only Ben Haines range, as well as the newer B Minor range of wines.
Ben Haines has a wide amount of winemaking experience …His brand “reflects a delving fascination with grape growing and notions of terroir; an ethos defined by the idea that the vineyard inspires the winemaking approach year to year.”
Campbell Mattinson- Winefront
“From the Warramunda Vineyard in Coldstream planted ’01, hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, a cool wild yeast fermentation in puncheons for 6 months, partial mlf, matured on lees for 9 months, no stirring. Goes a long way to make a silk purse (in terms of present drinking) out of a sow’s ear. It has exceptional mouthfeel and flavour, more citrus than honeysuckle or pear, the oak more evident as texture than flavour.” 2018 James Halliday Wine Companion