2017 Barossa Valley Mataro Grenache Shiraz

$30.00

Vibrant colour leads to a lovely bright nose that invites you in. A complex array of aromas of blackberry, cherry, spice, fennel seed and earth. The palate is agile and lively with a great balance of fruit sweetness, flesh and textural tannin that we think gives the wine flavour, elegance and texture.

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Description

Vineyards:
Mataro – Fromm Vineyard, Williamstown. Stevens Vineyard, Vine Vale
Shiraz – Stansborough Vineyard, Williamstown Planted 2000
Grenache – Zerk Vineyard, Lyndoch Planted 1961

Blend:
Mataro 55 %, Grenache 23 %, Shiraz 22 %

Winemaking:
The Mataro and Grenache were hand picked with the Shiraz machine picked. All parcels were fermented separately allowing each parcel to express themselves before blending. All three varieties were fermented in open fermenters, up to 5% whole clusters were used in the Mataro and 25% in the Grenache with 5% in the Shiraz. Temperatures were allowed to reach 30C in both the Grenache and Mataro, hand plunging was performed 3 times daily. After 8 days on skins for the Shiraz, 9 days for the Grenache and Mataro, the wines were basket pressed and transferred into older French hogsheads and puncheons to undergo malo-lactic fermentation. The wines were then left on lees to mature for 8 months before careful blending.

Tasting Notes:
Vibrant colour leads to a lovely bright nose that invites you in. A complex array of aromas of blackberry, cherry, spice, fennel seed and earth. The palate is agile and lively with a great balance of fruit sweetness, flesh and textural tannin that we think gives the wine flavour, elegance and texture.

Cellaring:
Drink now or cellar carefully and enjoy over the next 6 years.

Analysis:
Alc 14.4 %, pH 3.55, TA 5.6, RS 2.1 g/l, VA 0.46 g/l

Previous Vintages

2016 Vintage
Campbell Mattinson – 94 points
Patrick Eckel – 93 points
James Halliday – 95 points
Adelaide Wine Show – Gold Medal
Barossa Wine Show – Gold Medal
 
2015 Vintage
James Halliday 94 points – Tasting Notes

2014 Vintage
Wine Showcase Magazine 93 points,
James Halliday 95 pts
2015 Top Cellaring Suggestions

2013 Vintage
96 pts James Halliday
Selected in Adelaide Review Hot 100 Wines

2012 Vintage
95 points James Halliday

2011 Vintage
92 points James Halliday

Current Vintage Accolades

2017 Barossa Valley Mataro-Grenache-Shiraz
Bronze Medal 2018 Barossa Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2018 Adelaide Wine Show
94 pts Wine Showcase Magazine
93 pts Patrick Eckel

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