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2017 MATARO, Cirillo. Barossa Valley, Australia

Bin:  605

Alcohol percentage:  14%

Area:

Barossa Valley in South Australia is renowned for old vine Shiraz. It’s a hot (very hot) region so the wines are empatically Australian – no pretensions to cool-climate elegance here. This is unusual in that there is barely enough Mataro to make it into the popular GSM blends, so you rarely find a single variety version. It comes from one small block of bush vines on the estate, planted in 2005 with cuttings taken from their 1850 vineyard. Only around 60 cases are made each year.

Grape variety:

Mataro – the Australian term for Mourvèdre (Monastrell in Spain).

Producer:

“Marco comes from a long line of farmers & his wife is a Lehmann, no less. Historically the grapes from his property were sold to Italian migrants for homemade wine, then to people like Torbreck. The property is historical. The grenache was planted in 1848. The semillon (in Barossa it’s pronounced Sem-i-lon) in 1850, which is most likely the oldest surviving Madeira clone (Semillon) vineyard in the world. A true custodian of one of the world’s great vineyards.
I met Marco in 2016. I knew he had this historic vineyard and had drunk the wines on many an occasion in Australia. When we first met, I saw his old press from the 50’s and knew this was someone I wanted to represent. Italian to his core, nothing bought, always mended. That is the sort of attitude that will help preserve what is one of the world’s historic vineyards. He is…a farmer who wants people to drink his wines every single day.” – Gus Gluck of UK agent, GB wine shippers.

Old Bridge rating:

The richness of the Barossa with the ‘kick’ of Mourvèdre. Drink it now with food or keep it for 10-20 years.

£29.50

£28.03 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£26.55 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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