The way to discover the real Barossa taste, as experienced by winemakers, is with single barrel bottlings.
The idea formed long ago but we did not have the technical ability nor indeed the equipment. The later arrived a few years ago from Italy, a country that specialises in making miniatures of large pieces of expensive equipment.
With all in place the first WIBS for ‘winemaker individual barrel selection’ began with the 2016 vintage.
By understanding the differences between individual barrel our customers gain the chance to understand what the winemaker does in the winery every day. I can barely imagine what a large company wine maker thinks when 25 great barrels are blended with 250 barrels not as good to make the street blend you buy in the chain store.