Bink 'Sergeant J' Grenache 2022
20% whole bunch, 80% destemmed fruit on top, Fermented dry on skins.
This is the first year Janssen has worked with the Langhorne Creek block, which is on sandy soils over limestone over clay. The Barossa block, at the edge of Vine Vale, sits on alluvial sandy/clay soils on the Barossa Valley floor.
The Barossa fruit (85%) was picked on the March 7, and 70% whole bunches spent time in French hogsheads and barrels. The Langhorne Creek fruit was picked one day later and was 100% destemmed and fermented to dryness on skins before being pressed to large French puncheons for a quick rest before bottling.
Superb all-rounder, chilled or room temp!
Variety - Grenache
Country - Australia
Region - South Australia
Sub Region - Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek
Extra - Cork
Year - 2022
Volume - 750ml
Koen Janssens, born and raised in Turnhout, Belgium. Koen was brought up on food and wine from early age. His grandpa (home grown gardener, breeder of rabbits, worker on fruit orchards) and his mother had a keen taste for honest food and wine
Koen started working in Michelin starred restaurants after graduating in 2005 at Hotelschool Koksijde (hospo high school).
This hospo journey took him to Australia in 2012, where he met winemakers that give him a lasting impression. Working vintages with Jauma wines, Lucy Margaux and Spinifex Wines. Koen started Bink wines in 2017.