Ben Haines Pinot Noir 12pk 2019 - Sold Out
After years of producing his own wines while working, and winning awards for some of the biggest names in Australian wine such as Mt Langhi, Ben Haines has finally made the leap, and now focusses solely on making his own wines under his eponymous label
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 the Yarra Valley, Ben produces wines from vineyards across Victoria, with a focus on cool-climate regions, and sustainable minimal-intervention grape growing. With the move to the Yarra Valley, and 100% focus on his own wines, Ben offers a broad range of wines that are a true reflection of time and place.
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
Ben Haines Pinot Noir 2019
From two vineyards, one in Coldstream, the other in Steels Creek, both planted in the mid to late 90s. No whole bunch, a bit of carbonic, amd picked early. Light, crunchy, fresh strawberry dusted with pepper and spice. A little sappy and herbal, but the core of bright red fruit is there, a dusting of tannin, crisp and frisky, good length, and no oak influence to speak of. Delightful. Not trying to be anything other than a really good drink.
Rating: 93 points
Source: Gary Walsh, The Winefront