Wynns Coonawarra Estate has launched a new tier of wines named Reframed, which represent a “creative renaissance” of Wynns’ early pioneering years.

Reframed includes four new wines which are described as an artistic and contemporary take on the classic Wynns offering. Created by the same trusted Wynns team, the new tier is a new take on the varietals, styles, winemaking and wine occasions that the brand usually plays in.

Wynns Winemaker, Sarah Pidgeon, said the new tier utilises innovation at every stage and leverages the incredible knowledge Wynns has accumulated with its legacy of world-renowned cabernets of Coonawarra terroirs.

“Our new Reframed wines give us licence to approach varieties in different ways using unusual varietal combinations for Coonawarra and the Limestone Coast,” said Pidgeon.

“We’re taking the knowledge and experience of the Wynns team and putting a modern twist on our traditional winemaking practices by exploring new ways to express our beautiful grapes. We’re picking earlier for freshness with barbeques, beaches, picnics, and casual occasions in mind. We’re blending in unexpected ways to build interest and texture, and we’re bringing a lighter touch to winemaking by using little or no oak to maintain the freshness and aromatics of each wine.”

The four debut wines of this new chapter for Wynns are:

  • Wynns Reframed Coonawarra Cabernet Rosé 2021: the first Cabernet Rosé from Wynns, described as a complex and refreshing wine with a dry palate.
  • Wynns Reframed Limestone Coast Fiano, Pinot Grigio, Arneis 2021: a zippy white blend that showcases emerging Italian varietals. Fiano leads the blend with citrus, pear and spicy characters, followed by the weight of Pinot Grigio and Arneis, with hints of perfume and savoury notes.
  • Wynns Reframed Coonawarra ‘Rogue Vines’ Shiraz Riesling 2021: this unique blend is part of Wynns’ history, recreated with purpose – in the brand’s oldest Shiraz vineyards, originally there were some mistaken cuttings mixed in with the planting material that saw the odd white grapes come through to crush.
  • Wynns Reframed Coonawarra Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon 2021: this blend brings together Cabernet Sauvignon and its genetic parent variety, Cabernet Franc, to showcase the best of both styles with the perfume and soft tannins of Cabernet Franc given a boost of depth from the Cabernet Sauvignon.  

Pidgeon added: “As the Coonawarra region’s pre-eminent wine producer, we’re pushing boundaries to innovate and create new varietals that spark intrigue and are either unique or hard to find, attracting a new generation of wine explorers. But rest assured, the quality of these wines is classic Wynns.”

The Wynns Reframed tier is now available nationally and distributed by Treasury Premium Brands.

Brydie Allen

Brydie Allen is the Editor of National Liquor News. She has been with Food and Beverage Media since 2019, when she joined the company as a journalist across National Liquor News, Bars & Clubs, The...

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