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2016 Izway Mates

Barossa Valley, SA

New Barossa mates Agliancio and Mataro get together for this juicy, delicious, fun-loving blend!

$25.00

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About

About The Wine

'Mates' is the only blend of varieties in the Izway lineup.

In the 2016 version, Craig Isbel blends Aglianico and Mataro into an earthy yet fresh-feeling red ready to drink immediately.

Aglianico is such a great variety for the Barossa and it's doing exceedingly well in the hands of Craig Isbel.

Craig thinks this might be the only blend of these two varieties in the world. 

The perfect red to knock back at a BBQ with some mates.

About Izway Wines

The Izway wines were started a partnership between Brian Conway and Craig Isbel. 

These two Barossa Valley diehards have been making outstanding Barossa red wines from great vineyards since 2003. Craig has now taken the solo reigns of the business since leaving his job as Head Winemaker at Barossa juggernaut, Torbreck in 2017.

They honour their families in the naming of each wine, characters like Bruce, Harold and Don populating the range. 

These are quintessential Barossa Valley wines - deep, dark and brooding, powerful and polished. With one nod towards tradition and one towards the future, Barossa Valley lovers should be all over these wines.

Winemaker Craig Isbel
Winemaker Craig Isbel
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Each vintage of this wine is dedicated to the people who have inspired, influenced and entertained us – our mates.

The 2016 Mates is a 50/50 split of Aglianico and Mataro. With each harvest from our Aglianico vineyard, it shows more similarities to its Italian counterpart. Bright, pure, fresh, raw, grimey and earthy, the 2016 Mates is fast becoming one of our favourite wines to drink.

Drinkability and intrigue are what we hope to achieve with this blend, and the 2016 is a great example of this philosophy. 

Blend : Aglianico, Mataro
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : Screw cap

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Aromas of BBQ Lamb chops and bacon balls, rocky road and freshly laid road, there is density and energy to this light wine. Sweet, strong tannin, zippy acid and juicy texture make it smashable and intriguing." - Craig Isbel, winemaker

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup Due to some restrictions on our warehouse lease agreement and COVID concerns we are no longer offering Warehouse Pickup as an option and will be delivering all orders moving forward. Delivery is free (for orders over $149) and fast so please select one of our great delivery options at checkout. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change! The Different Drop Team.

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Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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