BAROSSA VALLEY MATARO

2022

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 the Barossa Valley’s most beguiling varieties – an obvious choice to showcase quintessential Barossa-ness in a bright, modern wine. A single vineyard selection of old vines from the Hahn Vineyard at Light Pass, exceptional terroir managed with meticulous viticultural practices. 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, Light Pass, Barossa Valley

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 French oak for 15 months to soften and develop richness and complexity without picking up dominant oak flavour.

WINE ANALYSIS:
Alc/Vol: 14.5% | Acidity: 6.3 g/L | pH: 3.49

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 food matches would include crispy five-spice duck; Mexican pulled pork tacos; mushroom, thyme and goat curd tart; or roasted root vegetable risotto.

AWARDS:
2023 Barossa Wine Show:
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

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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