Redheads in the Barossa has launched a new gin, born from a curious problem and a curious solution.
The team at RedHeads work closely with their growers and when the Adelaide Hills bushfires of 2020 hit the vineyards, they decided to take in fruit from nearby One Tree Hill and test for smoke taint.
It was evident but only just. It wasn’t going to make the cut for the Vin’Atus label, where it was destined, but it could make a good gin… so off to the local distiller it went.
The result is distinctly jumpier with orange peel citrus notes and a hint of cassia and vanilla from the barrel maturation.
A smooth and rounded mouthfeel with botanicals at the forefront followed by a woody presence.
“Throwing the wine away was the last thing we wanted to do.” Alex Trescowthick, Winery Operations Manager and Head Winemaker has commented.
“The wine wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t quite fit for our Vin’Atus label as we could detect some level of smoke taint so we thought, why not try distilling it.” he continued.
RedHeads Reborn Gin retails for $70.
RedHeads gin is available through the Studio Bar located at 258 Angaston Road Angaston.
Find out more through the website at www.redheadswine.com.