Sussex Squire – The Partnership Shiraz Mataro – 2018

$40.00

This wine celebrates the partnership forged by two brothers over 150 years ago on their journey from Sussex to Australia that laid the foundation of our family’s history in the Clare Valley. Fruit sourced from two single vineyards in the Clare Valley that produce low-yielding and highly concentrated fruit.  Our own Shiraz from our dry grown vineyard has been blended with the Mataro from an Auburn Vineyard which adds an earthy complexity to the richness of the Shiraz that balances well together like a good partnership should to produce a wine of elegance.

60% Shiraz 40% Mataro

Food Match: Great with Braised Beef Short Ribs.

Drink Now or Cellar 10yrs +

AWARDS – 2016 Vintage

SILVER MEDAL – Australian Small Winemakers Show Oct 2017

92pts – The Wine Front – Campbell Mattinson

 

Description

Shiraz is dry grown and maintained with organic principles. Hand picked and then de-stemmed and pumped into 3 tonne open fermenters. Hand plunged twice a day to break the cap and assisted with skin contact. Left on skins for 10 days before lightly basket pressed and pumped into tank for secondary malolactic fermentation. Then placed into new and old French Oak barrique barrels for 10 months.

Mataro is fermented on skins for 8 days, then transferred to a mix of 3 & 5 year old French oak post MLF one month later. In oak for 10 months.

Current Vintage

2018 Sussex Squire The Partnership Shiraz Mataro

Fruit sourced from two single vineyards in the Clare Valley the Shiraz produced from dry grown low-yielding and highly concentrated fruit. The Mataro adds earthy complexity to the richness of the Shiraz that balances well together like a good partnership should.

60% Shiraz 40% Mataro

Food Match: Great with Braised Beef Short Ribs.

Drink Now or Cellar 10yrs +

pH – 3.44

TA – 6.73

Alc – 14.5%

Awards

 

AWARDS 2016 Vintage

SILVER MEDAL – Australian Small Winemakers Show Oct 2017

Review – The Wine Front – Campbell Mattinson

From two dry-grown vineyards in the Clare Valley. All into French oak.

Spearmint and chocolate, blackberry and a swoosh of ripe, sweet plum. This is satiny, warm and rich but well-mannered throughout, no better shown than in the tannin profile, which is gorgeously well integrated and fine. Quite seriously delicious.

 

 

 

Previous Vintages

2015 Sussex Squire The Partnership Shiraz Mataro

65% Shiraz 35% Mataro

Drink Now or Cellar 10yrs+

ONLY 115 6 packs produced – SOLD OUT

pH – 3.68

TA – 6.09

Alc – 14.0%

Reviews

91pts – “The Wine Front” Campbell Mattinson

92pts – Huon Hooke

91pts – Halliday Wine Companion 2018

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