19/03/2010

Foster's EMEA Ltd.

A new member of the BIN family: Penfolds presents BIN 23 Pinot Noir at ProWein

Adelaide (Australia) / Munich, 21. March 2010. At ProWein 2010, the high class event of the international wine and spirits industry, Penfolds unveils BIN 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, vintage 2009: A bold, deep and dark red wine with rich and generous bouquet and complex aroma, providing an alternative regional and varietal style.

The Penfolds BIN wines are the heart of Australia's precious domain. Looking at the quality, philosophy and selection of grapes, they are the perfection of an incomparable Penfolds style. Half a century has passed, since the first BIN was cultivated. And still today every other BIN sets a new benchmark in terms of quality. Same with the new creation of Chief Winemaker Peter Gago: The BIN 23 Pinot Noir shows itself as a strong complement to the collection and promises to be a dynamic member of the BIN family – reflecting its evolving style, regional definition and the complexities of the many and varied clones of Pinot Noir. Peter Gago brings it to the point: "Many Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir vineyards, many Pinot Noir clones, many ferments, many barriques. One blend. No apologies - a Penfolds Pinot Noir."

The new wine owes its name to the long-standing tradition of the BIN range to pick up the numbering of the cellar, where it was matured. For Pinot Noir of 2009 it was cellar 23 at Magill Estate. This new BIN is the result of more than ten years of working with the Pinot Noir grape at Penfolds Cellar Reserve series and the growing importance in terms of quality and the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills. This wine is the epitome of the passion of the Penfolds team around Peter Gago and shows the ability and the Australian confidence in dealing with the grape of Burgundy. The first experimental vintages were of such small quantities that they were literally fermented in picking bins on the road outside the winery. Recognising the unsuitability of the situation, production was switched to Magill Estate — an instrumental move in the revival of the spiritual home of PENFOLDS. The grapes, including the classic Australian grape selection MV6 and the top of the 777 grape of Burgundy, are still hand-picked from selected vineyards of the Adelaide Hills.

The small-berried Pinot Noir were spoiled cool ripening temperatures, nine months in French oak barrels allowed a red wine with excellent colour and concentration which is particularly enjoyed with duck confit or rabbit and pork terrine. Available at Hanseatischen Wein- und Sekt-Kontor, please call 04122504433 to enquire.