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Mataro 2017

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$28.00

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Harvest Date

7 April 2017

Vineyards

Werribee

Viticulture

A long cool growing season in Werribee. A settled flowering led to good crop levels. Careful canopy management and crop thinning were required. A late summer with warm days and cool nights allowed fruit to reach is full flavour ripeness, while retaining good acid structure.

Wine Making

Carefully hand harvested fruit was picked in the cool of the morning to retain vibrancy. The fruit was destemmed into small open fermenters, where wild yeast performed their magic. The wine was then pressed and left to rest in older French barrels in the underground wine cellar for 12 months prior to blending and bottling.

pH

3.69

Titratable Acidity

5.2 g/L

Alcohol

14.0%

Residual Sugar

Nil

Colour

Dark red with a ruby hue.

Bouquet

Blueberry, black jubes, black olives and cured meat.

Palate

Dark fruits, savoury elements and black olive flavours immediately flow onto the palate. Meatiness adds depth to the wine, while mediterranean spices including marjoram add further complexity. Fine dusty tannins encapsulate the wine giving length and drive. A great wine with rustic food.

Cellaring

Drink now - 2025

Food Match

Venison salumi, spotted dick and capriciosa pizza.

Release Date

August 2018