Sons of Eden Stavros Mataro 2008
2008 STAUROS Barossa Valley Mourvedre
Wine Description: Deep ruby and garnet in colour displaying an alluring bouquet of dark cherry and spicy plum notes. Brooding dark cherry and cassis spice underpin the palate which is soft and refined but with a core strength and rigidity running the entire length Winemaking Hand harvested from old dry grown vines, destemmed and crushed into small 1.0 tonne rotating oak barrel fermenter. A slow and controlled ferment with extended skin contact ensured great extraction and integration. Pressed and returned back to large format oak vessel for a 20-month maturation period. No racking off lees provides for extended mouth-feel and wine palate texture. Prior to bottling, natural clarification and stabilisation techniques were employed to ensure minimal finings and no filtration.
Vineyard | Region Barossa Valley 80+ year-old vineyard | Moppa sub-region Harvest Date 24th March 2008 (Moppa vineyard)