2016 Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mataro
The Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mataro entwines all three of the great Rhone Valley varietals, harmonising the unique attributes of each variety into a complete wine. The blend is predominantly Grenache (60%) from mature Barossa Valley Grenache bush vines, with 20% Shiraz and 20% Mataro making up the balance. The parcels are matured for 15 months in 2,500 litre French oak foudres prior to blending and bottling.
As the dominant component, Grenache offers powerful aromas of red fruits, kirsch and black cherries, complemented by mincemeat, leather, game and heavy spices from the Shiraz and Mataro influences. Although soft and sensuous, its vibrant palate is supported by grainy tannins and a long finish, resulting in a wine whose ultimate expression is far greater than the sum of its parts.