This is a very fun blend and a bit of an experiment for us, which appears to have paid off! Yes, Shiraz and Mataro are a regular match for wine making, but not usually from the Megalong Valley and the Barossa. Our beautiful cool climate Shiraz, blended with the smoothness of the Mataro grapes from the warmer region create a beautiful full red. Not heavily oaked with some vanillin, crushed biscotti flavours. Shiraz fruits dominate the mid-palate.
It is a gorgeous dark purple colour. On the nose there will be herbal notes as well as spice and licorice. Some lovely tastes of fruits like plums and dark cherries.
Food match – this goes well with beef stew, barbecued red meats and char-grilled Portobello mushrooms or meaty sausages. Just think a Sunday slow-roasted shoulder of lamb or char-grilled steak. Also goes delightfully with goat’s milk cheeses.
Cellaring potential - this wine will keep and continue to develop over the next 4-7 years.
Shiraz has bright red colour with lavender hues. Chocolate raspberries and red fruits show first...