2022 Mataro Release
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!