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)
91pts – The Wine Front – Gary Walsh
Up coming releases…
2020 The Hungry Sheep Mataro – Vintage due in August 2021
2020 Old Vine Mataro – new wine – release November 2021