About B5B: Between Five Bells are the last three words in the first stanza of Kenneth Slessor’s famous poem, Five Bells. The poem is understood to tell the tale of the death of Joe Lynch, a friend of the poets, and is set on/in/around (it gets confusing) Sydney Harbour. A beautiful lyrical poem, well worth a read and central to the way we think about the B5B wines.
The Wine: For no other reason than to be delicious. This is the TENTH release of our RED. When it should be drunk is up to you, probably not long after it comes into your possession.
The backbone for the B5B red in 2020 was Sagrantino, with Pinot Noir giving the aromatic lift. But our philosophy is to make a varietally ambiguous wine. The wine is a riot of crushed fruit aromas with an underlying savoury edge. To achieve this, we split the Sagrantino into two; the first element spends between 10 days on skins and the second party spends 30 days on skins.
During fermentation in the 3000lt cuve