• Shiraz Mataro

Shiraz Mataro

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VARIETIES: 75% Shiraz / 25% Mataro
VINEYARDS: (S) McDowell Brown / (M) - Adelina Block 3 and 8
GROWERS: (S) Jim McDowell / (M) Jennie Gardner & Colin McBryde
ELEVATION: (S) 460m / (M) 460m
VINE AGES: (S) 120 years / (M) 10 years
SOIL PROFILES: (S) red sand, red clay, light slate clay base /  (M) grey sand through red sand on slate and limestone on a clay base
ASPECT: all blocks have a mild northerly aspect
FARMING: (S) organic not certified / (M) ACO certified organic

These blocks are within very close proximity (ca. 100m), the old Shiraz having a wine namesake trademarked after it.


Destemmed, 80% whole berry, co-fermented in concrete, maceration between 7 and 54 days. 9 months in 700l oak, 25% new.

pH 3.54 | 5.70 g/l TA | NEG RS | 14.3%

75% Shiraz from 1902 (Aberfeldy) plantings, and 25% Mataro from 2012 plantings (Adelina).

Raspberry, blueberry, dried roses, a little mint, some charcuterie, and liquorice. It’s fleshy and ripe, plenty of almost freeze dried small red and blue fruits, almond, rich silty and ferrous tannin, dried herb and orange peel, and while it’s quite a thick and dense wine, it also has freshness and vitality, with a meaty/nutty/saline finish of excellent length. Excellent.

Rated : 94 Points, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au