2022 Mataro Release


October 2023

I’m excited to let you know that my 2022 Mataro has been released and is now available on the Naked virtual shelves.

This is the wine that just won three trophies at the Barossa Wine Show, for Best Mataro, Best Red Wine and Best Wine of the Barossa*.

It’s a single vineyard wine from two adjacent blocks of Mataro on Neil Hahn’s Light Pass vineyard, one older block that gives the wine depth of fruit and complexity, and a slightly younger block that provides vibrant fruit with a spicy edge.

So what does it taste like you might ask? It’s a bright, elegant take on a traditional Barossa variety. It has plenty of dark purple fruit flavours and they’re taken to another level of complexity with earthy, savoury notes, exotic spices and hints of violet florals. It’s lovely and sleek and smooth on the palate with generous fruit, lingering spice and long, silky tannins.

The Judges comments: Beautiful bouquet of blueberry, juicy, vibrant and bright, lovely freshness, buoyancy and percussion. Good length and persistence.

It’s a great food wine and very versatile – particularly delicious paired with mid-weight, juicy meats like pork, duck and lamb, especially with a bit of spice. Think Mexican pulled pork, Chinese tea-smoked duck or a Moroccan lamb tagine. And as I’m a bit of a vego-phile, I’d also recommend serving it up with mushrooms or root vegetables, beetroot being a particularly good choice.

I hope you enjoy it!

Tasting Notes

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Read more: Best of the Barossa!

*2023 Barossa Wine Show Awards:
The Riedel Trophy for Best Mataro/Mourvèdre
The Seguin Moreau Trophy for Best Red Wine
The Orora Beverage Trophy for Best Barossa Wine
Top Gold Medal – Class 19, Dry Mataro/Mourvèdre, Vintage 2022 or older

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