We have been growing Mataro for 25 years and here we have our fifth bottling as a standalone variety.
We love working with it in the vineyard as is extremely well suited to or conditions and a constant performer each year. It’s thick skins and late ripening characteristics makes it very well suited to our Mediterranean climate.
The Mataro is always a favourite amongst the winemaking team due to its silky texture and volume of flavour. While it is generally blended into our Dancing Fig Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro blend, we reserve several barrels in the best years for a varietal release. We love the vibrancy and complexity of flavour on this 2021.
"Cocoa powder, sweet baking spice, black fruit, orange peel, new leather and earth. It’s full-bodied, supple and spicy, all the dark chocolate and cinnamon stick, lavish sooty tannin, a bit ferrous, rich with orange liqueur on a spicy and earthy finish of excellent length. Needs a little time to settle down. 92+ points"
Gary Walsh, The Winefront
"Good depth of colour with a smooth fresh-turned earth, smoky/sooty and chocolate bouquet, blackberry and dark-plum also, the palate medium-full bodied and rich, fleshy and textured with abundant supple tannins. Very good and keen value. 92 points"
The Real Review