About This Wine
Our small block planted at the base of the hill enjoys all the sun it can get, often being the last variety to be picked each year. Open-fermented and hand plunged with skin contact for 15 days and traditional basket pressing. Restrained oak use helps to maintain vibrant florals and lifted aromatics. A medium bodied wine with briary fruits and complex notes of charcuterie and earth. A variety with over a century of history in McLaren Vale, though its popularity has ebbed and flowed over the years. Known for its ripe fruits and savoury, earthy under currents it provides a generous, robust mouth feel and loose knit tannin structure. In the past a small percentage of Mataro would be used to bolster colour and structure in our Shiraz.
|Brand||Kay Brothers Amery Vineyards|
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – Medium to deep garnet/purple, the Basket Pressed Mataro has notes of crushed black plums and warm black cherries with hints of fertile earth, charcoal and marmite toast. Full-bodied with tons of youthful vitality and freshness, it has a long and fruity finish.