Sussex Squire – The Hungry Sheep Mataro – 2018

$40.00

The Mataro from a vineyard situated in Auburn. It was fermented in small batches in 3 separate nally bins used as open fermenters to get maximum colour and flavour extraction. Hand Plunged daily and basket pressed lightly to control tannin extraction. Lovely perfumed aromatics with dark fruits of blackberry blueberry, with a herbaceous spice and earthiness overtone balancing the soft tannins with aging in 2nd use  French oak for 10 months to add a layer of complexity of oak with the lifted fruit characters.

Food Match: Marinated Short Ribs

Description

The Mataro from a vineyard situated in Auburn. It was fermented in small batches in 3 separate nally bins used as open fermenters to get maximum colour and flavour extraction. Hand Plunged daily and basket pressed lightly to control tannin extraction. Lovely perfumed aromatics with dark fruits of blackberry blueberry, with a herbaceous spice and earthiness overtone balancing the soft tannins with aging in 2nd use  French oak for 10 months to add a layer of complexity of oak with the lifted fruit characters.

Food Match: Marinated Short Ribs

Drink Now or Cellar 7 – 10yrs

ONLY 80 dozen produced.

pH 3.47

TA 5.96

Alc 14.5%

 

 

Reviews

2016 Vintage

The Wine Front – 93pts (Campbell Mattinson)

Halliday – 94pts (Wine Companion)