Sons of Eden Stauros Mataro 2016
Deep garnet in colour displaying an enticing bouquet of dark cherry, spiced plum and white pepper. The palate is richly concentrated and rounded, but well-focused with structural tannin and natural acidity running the entire length. A wine that will mature well for at least a decade, developing complex savoury characters over time.
The 80+ year-old, dry-grown vines were hand-harvested and the fruit destemmed and crushed into a small 1-tonne rotating oak barrel fermenter. A slow and controlled ferment with extended skin contact ensured great extraction and integration. Pressed after 50 days on skins into a large 900-litre oak vessel for a 20-month maturation period. Maturation occurred on full press lees, which provided for enhanced mouth-feel and palate texture. Prior