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The Art of Assemblage

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Wine, like life, has certain intrinsic qualities. Qualities one cannot attribute to formulae and statistics alone.

Born in 1917, American Major League baseball player and later coach Bobby Bragan saw a great deal of change in his 92 years. In his memoirs, he lamented,

'Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you would be perfectly comfortable.'

His point was that something is lost when we reduce the game to percentages.

It is the same with winemaking. It's about deliciousness, and in achieving that, almost all wines are an amalgam in one form or another. Of course, when we think of blends, the first thing that springs to mind are multiple varieties mixed in various percentages. 'Mixed' itself is a vexed word. There is a big difference between blending, which aims to improve a wine, and mixing, which may hide all manner of sins in any one component! The goal of blending is to bring together wine parcels to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. We often associate it with various percentages of particular grape varieties that complement one another beautifully. A classic example is our Three Gardens; the traditional southern Rhône styled GSM (Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro).

But blends can take many and varied forms, and the possibilities are endless. Our ever-popular Valley Floor Shiraz exemplifies a single variety from numerous growers, vine ages, soil types, and microclimates throughout the Barossa. They can be from different vineyards, blocks, varieties or barrels. Others could have been aged in different origins and sizes of oak, fermented in various vessels (open or closed fermenters, amphora, concrete, slate, steel etc.) utilising disparate yeasts or harvested at varying ripeness levels. Add to these variables the seasonal variations of a given year and the resulting expression in each grape, and you can begin to appreciate a winemaker's skills!

In this plethora of possibilities, one succinct certainty is that blending makes wine more complex and maximises its expression if done well. If considering a tipple to sit and savour while contemplating these great mysteries of wine, the link hereabouts provides a few multiple and single variety blends created for your enjoyment.


Jonathan Bitter
Cellar Door Manager

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