Mitchell Harris SABRE Ratafia

Completely unique fortified pinot noir that uses wild fermented fruit. Complex and will gain with cellaring.

GC Wine Concierge Wine Points Rating: 91

2022 Halliday Wine Companion Wine Points: 90

  • Vintage2015
  • Wine TypeFortified
  • Grape VarietyPinot Noir
  • RegionHenty
  • StateVic
  • CountryAustralia
  • Bottle Size
  • Wine MakerJohn Harris
  • Alcohol14%
  • Standard Drinks
  • Closure TypeScrew Cap
  • Wine SweetnessOff Dry
  • Body StyleMedium Bodied
  • Food Pairing IdeasMix with ice and soda for a delicious dessert
  • Plumm Glass RecommendationWhite A
  • DecantNo
  • Cellaring PotentialYes 3-5 years
  • Optimal Serving Temperature6 to 8

Halliday Winery Review

Mitchell Harris Wines is a partnership between Alicia and Craig Mitchell and Shannyn and John Harris. John, the winemaker, began his career at Brown Brothers, then spent 8 years as winemaker at Domaine Chandon in the Yarra Valley, cramming in Northern Hemisphere vintages in California and Oregon. The Mitchell and Harris families grew up in the Ballarat area and have an affinity for the Macedon and Pyrenees regions. While the total make is not large, a lot of thought has gone into the creation of each of the wines, which are sourced from the Pyrenees, Ballarat and Macedon regions. In 2012 a multipurpose space was created in an 1880s brick workshop and warehouse providing a cellar door, bar and education facility.

2022 Halliday Wine Companion Winery Star Rating: 5 stars