2017 Mataro - Shiraz
75% Mataro - Hoffmann Sand Block, Ebenezer, Barossa Valley
25% Shiraz - Magnolia Road Vineyard, Vine Vale, Barossa Valley
2141 bottles filled
The Hoffmann Sand Block Mataro is farmed by the Hoffmann family in the sub region of Ebenezer. The vines grow on a fine, windblown siliceous sand overlying clay at depth producing fruit with bright red musk and spicy aromatics. The fruit was green bunch thinned post veraison leaving only the best fruit to reach harvest and the wine aged for 15 months in a 1650L foudre.
The Magnolia Road Shiraz was sourced from the 1996 planting which is dry grown on a deep bed of alluvial granitic sand producing fruit with ferrous red berry aromatics and fine grain tannins. The block is run organically, rod and spur pruned, bunch thinned and the fruit handpicked. The wine aged in French oak hogsheads. This wine shows the beauty of blending and the harmony that Mataro and Shiraz have together.
Tasting Notes: Attractive deep red hue with amethyst edges. Aromas of blackberry, tobacco, with a strawberry compote and red musk high notes. Juicy and intense red fruits that are well-weighted in terms of cepage balance. Confident fine tannic frame providing a long and deceptively powerful finish.