Bill Byron Organic Shiraz Cabernet Merlot 2015 ~ Mudgee, NSW, Australia
93/100 Campbell Mattinson
The Winemaker "The triple blend organic wine is a traditional Australian red blend combining the spicy plum berry of Shiraz with the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon and the velvety softness of Merlot. There are hints of oak maturation, to soften the strong natural tannins and give subliminal notes of vanilla and spice. Great flavour and a great drinking experience."
Family owned vineyard, Bill Byron wines is the largest organic vineyard located in Mudgee, in the Central Ranges west of Sydney. With 60 hectares dedicated to its premium organic grapes—26 hectares of Shiraz, 17 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, and 17 hectares of Merlot.
William Byron Findley, known affectionately to friends and family as Bill Byron, planted the first vines in 1998 with the hope of producing enough wine that his family would never go dry. Sixteen years and two generations of Findley farmers later, Bill’s son Robin and his family now run the estate, with winemaker, James Manners who has been making wine in the Mudgee region for 15 years. In 2009, the Findley family made the decision to go organic and create a high quality bottle at a reasonable price. The first organic vintage was created in 2013 in Mudgee NSW, and has since grown to be the largest organic growing vineyard in the region. By growing organic vines, this creates a closer relationship with dependence on terroir and environment.