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2018 Basket Pressed Mataro

Mataro (Mourvèdre) has been grown at Kay Brothers since our inaugural vintage. This traditional southern Rhône variety is right at home here in McLaren Vale.
$29.50 inc GST

A variety with over a century of history in McLaren Vale, though its popularity has ebbed and flowed over the years.

 

Known for its ripe fruits and savoury, earthy under-currents, it provides a generous, robust mouth feel and loose-knit tannin structure. In the past a small percentage of Mataro would be used to bolster colour and structure in our Shiraz. 

Our small block planted at the base of the hill enjoys all the sun it can get, often being the last variety to be picked each year.


Fruit is hand harvested, crushed & destemmed then hand plunged utilising open top fermentation. Following 12 days on skins, traditional basket pressing in our 1928 basket press is employed. The wine then matures in seasoned French oak puncheons for around 6 months.

 

A variety with over a century of history in McLaren Vale, though its popularity has ebbed and flowed over the years.

 

Known for its ripe fruits and savoury, earthy under-currents, it provides a generous, robust mouth feel and loose-knit tannin structure. In the past a small percentage of Mataro would be used to bolster colour and structure in our Shiraz. 

Our small block planted at the base of the hill enjoys all the sun it can get, often being the last variety to be picked each year.


Fruit is hand harvested, crushed & destemmed then hand plunged utilising open top fermentation. Following 12 days on skins, traditional basket pressing in our 1928 basket press is employed. The wine then matures in seasoned French oak puncheons for around 6 months.

 

TASTING NOTES

 

Colour: Deep ruby.

 

Nose: Lively Rose petal and violet aromas intermingle with strawberry and earthy forest floor notes.

 

Palate: Bright red fruits, spice and black cherry. Crunchy acidity and fine powdery tannins help to enhance freshness.

 

Bright, juicy and delicious!

 

Click here for the PDF Tasting Note

Products specifications
Vintage 2018
Variety Mataro
Alcohol By Volume 14%
Wine Style Red
Bottle Size 750ml
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