Shiraz Mataro

  • Adelina
  • Clare Valley, Australia

Method & Production

Predominantly from vines planted between 1890's and 1930's, elevation varies between 400-460m. All vines are within close proximity of the Adelina Estate vineyard, some just across the road. All fruit is hand-picked, destemmed, and co-fermented (80% whole berry) with selected yeast in concrete. Maceration times varied between 9 and 12 days on skins. Post pressing the wine was racked to 700L French oak (25% new) for 11 months of maturation before bottling.

Tasting notes

Nose displays sweet, ripe fruit with a savory, mineral tone. There are notes of dark plumprune fruit with chocolate, Earth and light spice. The palate is rich yet fresh with a very mineral acid backbone supporting the wine. Fine grain drying tannins with balancing, bright acidity.