2018 Single Vineyard Eden Valley Mataro
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This old vine, Single Vineyard Mataro comes from 80+ year old vines from the Pendee Farm vineyard in Eden Valley. Mataro is one of the Barossa’s ‘best kept secrets’, often being used as a blending variety with Shiraz and Grenache, however, when it is made as a single varietal, the results are outstanding.
Bright crimson in colour, this fragrant wine displays plums, raspberries and savory spice. A succulent, elegant wine showing caramel, cranberries with some earthiness on the palate. Fine velvety tannins and incredible texture.
Fermented with natural yeast and 30% whole bunches with the balance being destemmed, not crushed, leaving the berries whole. The juice was hand plunged twice daily for two weeks before being pressed to seasoned French oak hogsheads, then aged on lees for 12 months.
No fining or filtration was used on these wines.
Variety: 100% Mataro
Region: Eden Valley
Cellaring: This wine can be enjoyed now or until 2035.