Sussex Squire – The Hungry Sheep Mataro – 2020

$32.00

The 10yo Mataro vineyard is 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 20% new and 3rd and 4rd use French oak for 14 months to add depth and complexity.  The wine shows lovely elegant and delicate fruit notes that hang on the palate and evolve further with food. A wine with good cellaring potential that will develop a lovely silkiness and depth with age.

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%

Description

The 10yo Mataro vineyard is 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 20% new and 3rd and 4rd use French oak for 14 months to add depth and complexity.  The wine shows lovely elegant and delicate fruit notes that hang on the palate and evolve further with food. A wine with good cellaring potential that will develop a lovely silkiness and depth with age.

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%

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2016 Vintage

The Wine Front – 93pts (Campbell Mattinson)

Halliday – 94pts (Wine Companion)