2018 Lienert Vineyards Mataro
The Estate Mataro is sourced from vines planted at the highest point of the Lienert Vineyards estate. Mataro is a late-ripening variety, and an ‘Indian summer’ of warm days and cool nights throughout February, March and April of 2018 allowed the fruit to ripen at an exceptionally leisurely pace.
Despite being the last fruit to be harvested from our estate in late April, the fruit was in perfect condition and picked at a moderate 13 beaumé. This enabled us to produce a beautifully lifted red-fruited savoury Mataro - an elegant, juicy and ultimately delicious light-bodied red wine with red fruits to the fore.
“A beautifully light-bodied Mataro bursting with florals of lavender and potpourri. Flavours of fresh red cherries and strawberry give ethereal freshness and are yin-yanged to the brooding savoury elements of forest floor, charcuterie, wild mushroom and spice. A line of fresh acid gets the palate salivating, and the harmony of savoury and fresh fruit align the chakras in this simple yet complex smashable estate Mataro.” James Lienert, Winemaker