2022 Barossa Valley
Mataro Grenache Shiraz

$35.00

The colour is a vibrant crimson with purple hues. Explosion of pure fruit on the nose, red and black berries dominate with Mataro florals evident. The palate is vibrant, the juicy and sweet fruited nature of this wine is quite alluring. The tannins are wonderfully fine and add balance to the sweet fruit, the crisp acidity give a refreshing finish and lovely flow.

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

Winemaking:
The Mataro and Grenache were handpicked with the Shiraz machine picked. All parcels were fermented separately allowing multiple options for blending. All three varieties were fermented in open fermenters, up to 25% whole clusters in the Grenache with nil in the Shiraz and Mataro. Temperatures were allowed to reach 30C in both the Grenache and Mataro. The Grenache and Shiraz were fermented in concrete open fermenters with header boards allowing minimal pump over. The Mataro was fermented in smaller opens with hand plunging performed 3 times daily. After 8 days on skins for the Shiraz, 13 days for the Grenache and Mataro, the wines were basket pressed and transferred into older French puncheons to undergo malo-lactic fermentation. The three varieties were matured separately until blending in November 2021, the blend was then returned to oak for another 8 weeks maturation before coarse a filtration to bottling. No fining used.

Tasting Notes:
The colour is a vibrant crimson with purple hues. Explosion of pure fruit on the nose, red and black berries dominate with Mataro florals evident. The palate is ridiculously vibrant, the juicy and sweet fruited nature of this wine is quite alluring. The tannins are wonderfully fine and add balance to the sweet fruit, the crisp acidity give a refreshing finish and lovely flow.

Cellaring:
Drink now or cellar carefully and enjoy over the next 10 years.

Current Vintage Accolades

2022 Vintage
Dave Brookes (Wine Companion) – 93 points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 93 points
2023 Barossa Wine Show – Bronze Medal
2023 ANZ Boutique Wine Show – Bronze Medal

Previous Vintage Accolades

2021 Vintage
2022 Barossa Wine Show – Gold Medal
2022 ANZ Boutique Wine Show – Gold Medal
Wine Showcase Magazine – 96 points
Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion) – 93 points
Andrew Caillard – 92 points
Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot) – 92 points
4 Stars Winewise Reviews
Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show – Bronze Medal
Adelaide Wine Show – Bronze Medal

2020 Vintage
Patrick Eckel – 94 points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 93 points
Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot) – 92 points
Gary Walsh – 92 points
Ken Gargett – 91 points

2019 Vintage
Gold Medal 2020 Barossa Wine Show
Gold Medal 2020 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards
Patrick Eckel – 93 points
Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot) – 93 points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 92 points
Gary Walsh (Winefront) – 92 points

2018 Vintage
Wine Showcase Magazine – 93 Points
Winefront (Campbell Mattinson) – 92 Points
Winestate Magazine – 4 Stars
2019 Adelaide Wine Show – Bronze Medal
2019 Barossa Wine Show – Silver Medal

2017 Vintage
2018 Barossa Wine Show – Bronze Medal
2018 Adelaide Wine Show – Bronze Medal
James Halliday – 95 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 Points
Patrick Eckel – 93 Points
Winefront (Campbell Mattinson) – 91 Points

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

Reviews

A bright, bouncy Rhône-style blend of mataro, grenache and shiraz, all sourced from the southern end of the Barossa Valley. Bright magenta in hue, some nice bunchy spice on the lead in before aromas of macerated plum, tarte Tatin, ginger cake, pressed flowers, Peking duck and earth. It’s got a real easy drinking vibe. Pure of fruit with some nice textural aspects and billowy tannins before slipping out on a tide of spicy red and dark fruits, finishing savoury and moreish. 93 points Dave Brookes Halliday Wine Companion