BAROSSA VALLEY MATARO

2019

DELIGHTFULLY EVOCATIVE OF ITS EARTHY BAROSSA ROOTS, THIS EXPRESSIVE, GRACEFUL AND CAPTIVATING WINE HAS COMPLEX DARK PURPLE FRUITS, EXOTIC SPICES AND HINTS OF VIOLET FLORALS ON THE NOSE. THE PALATE IS SLEEK, SUPPLE AND LIVELY – MEDIUM-BODIED, WITH PLENTY OF SOFT, GENEROUS FRUIT AND LONG, SATINY TANNINS.

Mataro is one of Barossa Valley’s most beguiling varieties – an obvious choice to showcase quintessential Barossa-ness in a bright, modern wine. The fruit was selected from vineyards in Light Pass and Stonewell, each built on terrific terroir and meticulous viticulture. A late-ripening variety, patience is key when harvesting Mataro to ensure optimum physiological and flavour ripeness. Plenty of sunshine and the moderate climate of the Barossa repay this patience in spades, bringing out the very best of a variety that’s brim-full of regional character.

A modern take on a traditional variety, a fresh, uncomplicated approach to winemaking allows the fruit to speak for itself.

WINE DETAILS

VINEYARD SOURCE:
Hahn Vineyard 77% | Kurtz Vineyard 13% | Sonntag Vineyard 10%

GRAPE VARIETY:
Mataro

WINEMAKING:
Gentle handling during fermentation on skins in small, traditional open fermenters, has allowed for optimum extraction of flavour and fine, balanced tannins. The wine was matured in seasoned, spicy oak for 15 months to soften and develop richness and complexity without picking up dominant oak flavour.

WINE ANALYSIS:
Alc/Vol: 14.5% | Acidity: 6.4 g/L | pH: 3.48

PEAK DRINKING:
This bright, modern wine features plenty of fruit and a smooth, supple palate on release. With careful short to medium-term ageing it will develop further subtle complexity.

FOOD MATCH:
Great with five-spice duck with roasted quince; wild mushroom, thyme and goats curd tart; or sizzling lamb with ginger and Szechuan pepper.

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR:
Deep purple with hints of bright crimson.

NOSE:
Complex dark purple fruits, savoury notes, exotic spices and hints of violet florals are delightfully evocative of the variety and its earthy Barossa roots.

PALATE:
A medium-bodied wine with a sleek, supple and lively palate, plenty of soft, generous fruit and long, satiny tannins.

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