Sussex Squire – The Hungry Sheep Mataro – 2020

$30.00

The Mataro from a 10yr old vineyard situated in the Armagh region on a northern slope. A milder vintage saw the fruit ripen slowly with lovely elegant fruit  showing perfumed aromatics of dark fruits of blackberry, blueberry and plum with floral notes. Aged in 3rd and 4rd use  French oak for 14 months to add a layer of subtle complexity  with barrel aging with lifted fruit characters. A change of direction with a  lighter and more elegant version of this wine due to a mild vintage and a different vineyard that produced an elegant wine which will develop further with bottle age. The 2020 vintage also saw limited Shiraz produced so no Shiraz Mataro blend and therefore more Mataro produced so hence a price reduction to match both style and volume of production.

Those that prefer a bigger and heavier style Mataro should look at a new wine that I have developed- 2020 Old Vine Mataro produced from 30-40yr old vines coming out November 2021.

Food Match: Marinated Short Ribs

Drink Now or Cellar 5- 8yrs

Released Oct 2021 – 230 dozen produced

pH 3.29

TA 6.94

Alc 13.8%

Reviews

 

 

Up coming releases…

2020 Old Vine Mataro  – new wine – release November 2021

 

 

Description

The Mataro from a 10yr old vineyard situated in the Armagh region on a northern slope. A milder vintage saw the fruit ripen slowly with lovely elegant fruit  showing perfumed aromatics of dark fruits of blackberry, blueberry and plum with floral notes. Aged in 3rd and 4rd use  French oak for 14 months to add a layer of subtle complexity  with barrel aging with lifted fruit characters. A change of direction with a  lighter and more elegant version of this wine due to a mild vintage and a different vineyard that produced an elegant wine which will develop further with bottle age. The 2020 vintage also saw limited Shiraz produced so no Shiraz Mataro blend and therefore more Mataro produced so hence a price reduction to match both style and volume of production.

Those that prefer a bigger and heavier style Mataro should look at a new wine that I have developed- 2020 Old Vine Mataro produced from 30-40yr old vines coming out November 2021.

Food Match: Marinated Short Ribs

Drink Now or Cellar 5- 8yrs

Released Oct 2021 – 230 dozen produced

pH 3.29

TA 6.94

Alc 13.8%

Reviews

 

 

Up coming releases…

2020 Old Vine Mataro  – new wine – release November 2021

 

 

 

Reviews

2016 Vintage

The Wine Front – 93pts (Campbell Mattinson)

Halliday – 94pts (Wine Companion)