Sussex Squire – The Hungry Sheep Mataro – 2020 Coming Soon

$40.00

The Mataro from a dry grown vineyard situated in the cooler Polish Hill River region on a high western slop above 450m. It was fermented in in a 5 ton open fermenter to get maximum colour and flavour extraction. Pumped over daily and basket pressed lightly to control tannin extraction. Lovely perfumed aromatics with dark fruits of blackberry blueberry, entwined with violets rose petals notes  balancing the soft tannins with aging in 2nd and 3rd use  French oak for 14 months to add a layer of subtle complexity of oak with the lifted fruit characters.

Food Match: Marinated Short Ribs

Drink Now or Cellar 7 – 10yrs

ONLY 115 dozen produced. (5 dozen left)

pH 3.35

TA 7.21

Alc 14.1%

Reviews

New Release

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Description

The Mataro from a dry grown vineyard situated in the cooler Polish Hill River region on a high western slop above 450m. It was fermented in in a 5 ton open fermenter to get maximum colour and flavour extraction. Pumped over daily and basket pressed lightly to control tannin extraction. Lovely perfumed aromatics with dark fruits of blackberry blueberry, entwined with violets rose petals notes  balancing the soft tannins with aging in 2nd and 3rd use  French oak for 14 months to add a layer of subtle complexity of oak with the lifted fruit characters.

Food Match: Marinated Short Ribs

Drink Now or Cellar 7 – 10yrs

ONLY 115 dozen produced. (5 cases remaining July2021)

pH 3.35

TA 7.21

Alc 14.1%

Reviews

91pts – The Wine Front – Gary Walsh

 

Up coming releases…

2020 The Hungry Sheep Mataro – Vintage due in September 2021

2020 Old Vine Mataro  – new wine – release November 2021

 

 

 

Reviews

2016 Vintage

The Wine Front – 93pts (Campbell Mattinson)

Halliday – 94pts (Wine Companion)