2018 Single Vineyard Selection Mataro
Striking with its inky red colour and purple hues, a hallmark of a classic vintage. On the nose, briary black fruits are in abundance. Notes of Chinese five spice and currants also shine through. On the palate, blackberries and winter spice are evident. The generous and silky tannins in this wine support a long and complex finish.
The grapes were destemmed and fermented in 4 tonne open fermenters for a period of 10 days. The wine was pressed off into 10 year old oak where it was matured for a duration of 18 months before being racked in preparation for bottling. This wine has no filtration.
The 2018 growing season had all the hallmarks of a classic vintage. Consistent warm temperatures produced perfect conditions for our red varieties to ripen. This along with good winter rains and a dry harvest period resulted in wines with great depth of varietal flavours, excellent tannin structure and colour along with a long balanced finish. Reds from 2018 will age well due to their intense concentration and power.
93 Points – Mike Bennie 2020
Dig this. Meaty, gamey, savoury characters woven through red berry, cherry and brambly blackberry fruit notes. Amazing texture, grippy yet plush, and has exceptional length of flavour and general strong Mataro character. Super high drinkability and charisma.
93 Points – Bob Campbell MW 2020
Deep, inky mataro (better known as mourvèdre) with blackcurrant, red-fleshed plum, tar, liquorice, new leather and a cupboard full of spices. A rich, satisfying red that delivers plenty of bang for the buck.
95 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2020
Ripe, dense and opulent, this gorgeous rendition shows black/blueberry, violet, vanilla, cedar and subtle spice aromas on the nose, followed by a wonderfully weighted palate that’s fleshy and lingering. It’s sumptuous and plush with a lengthy delicious finish.
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