Magic of Mataro
Each six-pack contains a bottle of each of the following wines:
John Duval Wines Annexus Mataro 2016 (rrp $76)
From a 100-year-old vineyard at Light Pass on the Barossa Valley floor, and just 250 dozen made. Savoury, spicy fruit aromatics with lifted plum and red cherry with hints of dried herbs. A medium bodied wine showing restrained power. The palate has a rich and pure core of plum and mulberry supported by ample, long flowing waves of tannin
Schwarz Meta Mataro 2018 (rrp $40)
Handpicked old vine Mataro fruit fermented using wild yeast with 25% whole bunch fruit, accentuating the savoury lines of the variety. A gentle, beautiful and fine expression of Mataro.
Purple Hands Wines Mataro 2015 (rrp $30)
A bit of good luck to get our hands on a small allocation of this rare single vineyard bottling from a superb Mataro vintage. Plenty of spice, cherry, plum and cedar on the nose. The palate is medium bodied with luscious sweet fruit and a good line of acidity, framed by fine ripe tannins.
Teusner ‘The Dog Strangler’ Mataro 2017 (rrp $35)
Named in honour of one of the 60+ synonyms for the variety - ‘Estrangle Chien’. Kym Teusner has been rooting for Mataro for nearly 20 years, and the ‘Dog’ has become a much-loved poster boy. Sourced from old vineyards across the Barossa landscape, and aged in seasoned oak hogsheads, this wine displays plenty of five spice on the nose and the hallmark core of medium weight dark fruit wrapped around a firm line of savoury tannin.
Spinifex ‘Old Vine’ Mataro 2012 (rrp $50)
Sourced from old Mataro plantings along the northwestern ridge of the Barossa, this is a superb example of the variety and the skill of an artisan winemaker to preserve and promote the distinctive characters of Mataro. Black as dogs guts in colour, with an alluring aroma profile of dark spices and fruit. The palate is classic Mataro – dark fruits, an edge of sour dark plums and fine spice all wrapped around firm, long tannins and balanced with refreshing acidity.
Sons of Eden ‘Kennedy’ Grenache Shiraz Mataro (rrp $35)
Perhaps where Mataro often meets most wine drinkers is through the art of blending Grenache with Shiraz and Mataro. In some ways. Mataro is the glue that binds the trio, adding dark spices to the aroma mix, and tannin and structure to the generous fruit sweetness of Shiraz and Grenache on the palate. The end result is ‘Kennedy’ - quite simply a delicious drink!