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2016 Massena The Moonlight Run

Barossa Valley, SA

A GSM with great balance of ripe Barossa fruit and savouriness.

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$30.00

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About

About The Wine

This wine was first conceived back in 1999 whilst driving between the Barossa and Clare in the dead of night during the gruelling time of year that is vintage - it's become a staple of the Massena range ever since.

Jaysen Collins knows Barossa wines as well as any in the biz, and this, his Rhone inspired blend of Mataro, Grenache, Shiraz and Cinsault, is a prime example of his skills.

The 2016 was rated 95 points from James Halliday. These Rhone Valley inspired blends are kicking huge goals in the Barossa at the moment, and this is pitch perfect in terms of style.

About Massena

Part of the elite group of wineries in the ‘Artisans of the Barossa’ cellar door, Jaysen Collins’ label Massena is a force to be reckoned with.

After leaving his job at industry big dog Turkey Flat Jaysen started Massena in 2000 along with Dan Standish to produce wines that are in their own words “true to the Barossa style, being rich, warm and generous.”

Jaysen now makes all the wines himself and the range has gone from strength to strength.

Winemaker Jaysen Collins
Winemaker Jaysen Collins
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Moonlight Run was our midnight drive back to the Barossa after working vintage in the Clare Valley in 1999. We would crave a soft slurpy wine to wash down a hard night’s work, so we decided to make our own. We take inspiration from Southern Rhone wines and this is our take on them.

Sub Regions: South Moppa, Greenock Western Ridge, Barossa Foothills

Winemaking: Mataro from the dry grown vines on rose quartz soils of Dadd’s Block is co-fermented with whole cluster Cinsaut to soften the sharper tannins. We then add some old bush vine Grenache from the Barossa foothills where the sandy soils are shallow on calcrete and limestone. This complex Grenache fruit adds spiciness and intensity. Add to that some Shiraz from the outskirts of Tanunda and we have a wine that is a mouthful of everything superb about a Southern Rhone styled blend. Aged in tank and barrel, each parcel is selected to add as much interest as possible.

Blend : 34% Mataro, 33% Grenache, 31% Shiraz, 2% Cinsault
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Constructed from estate mataro (34%) fermented with partial stalk inclusion, 33% early harvested 150yo bushvine grenache and Tanunda shiraz. The secret ingredient that invests the wine with savoury spices and freshness is the alcohol, usually 14.5% and above in the Barossa Valley. The length and finish have zest and braille, important in establishing the texture of the wine." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

94Points
The Wine Front

"Blend of Barossa Valley mataro, grenache, and shiraz, pretty much in equal parts. The mataro included some stalks in the ferment. The grenache is off extremely old vines, well over 100 years (more like 150).It’s a wild ride of flavour. It’s mid-weight, complex, charming and silken, with game, an array of dried spices, flings of roasted nuts and of course red/black berry flavours. So much to experience. Floral notes add yet more to the show. A beautiful red wine." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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