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The story of Year Wines is one of love and family, of serendipity and opportunity. When Luke met Caleigh whilst working as a lowly cellar hand, it was love at first sight. Eight years, two kids and a mortgage later and they are producing some gorgeous small-batch wines together.
The 2016 Mataro Grenache is beautiful in its simplicity. The small Grenache component lending an aromatic boost to the savoury, more gutteral tones of the Mataro. The two co-fermented varieties dance together as well as the couple that made them.
Only thirty dozen of this wine was made. Enjoy…
What It Tastes Like
Blood plum, blueberry, raspberries, sage, ink and and some purple flowers. There’s a sweetness to the fruit but with some grunt to back it up. The whole package is built in a slight frame considering the blend. Just so smashable, the little kick of crisp acidity keeps me coming back for more.
A lively little blend of 82% Mataro and 18% Grenache from Whites Valley in the southern part of The Vale.
Hand picked, wild fermented, rested on full lees in old French oak for 5 months. Gravity racked to bottle, un-fined and unfiltered.
Closure: Diam Cork
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: 2022
About the Producer
This dynamic couple were named as the Best New Act at the 2015 Young Guns of Wine Awards. After falling in love during vintage almost a decade ago, they have set about crafting a boutique label around their small family. Their wines are made in minuscule quantities, often no more than 30 dozen at a time, and their raw quality and undeniable personality make them very highly sort after.
The South Australian region of McLaren Vale is famous for its powerful red wines. Shiraz and Grenache have thrived for years in the Vale’s sandy soils. Nowadays, the region’s varietal diversity has majorly increased, the coastal location and warm climate proving perfect for a new wave of varieties from Italy, Spain and Portugal. The success of varieties such as Nero d’Avola, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, and Fiano has transformed McLaren Vale into one of the country’s most vibrant wine scenes. It’s where tradition meets innovation and it is producing some of the Australia’s finest wines.
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