2017 Year Wines Serge Mataro Shiraz Grenache

McLaren Vale, SA

Impeccably balanced, free-flowing red blend from an impressive boutique McLaren Vale producer.


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About The Wine

This dynamic couple were named as the Best New Act at the 2015 Young Guns of Wine Awards.

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.

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 Year Wines Mataro Shiraz Grenache is beautiful in its simplicity. The small Grenache component lending an aromatic boost to the savoury, more guttural tones of the Mataro, the Shiraz adding the sweet mid-palate richness. The grapes come from two vineyards, Luke and Caleigh looking for balance and drinkability here and they find it in spades.

The three varieties dance together beautifully.

Luke, Caleigh & family
Luke, Caleigh & family
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Named loosely after Sergio Hermann, a dutch 3 michelin star Chef. His documentary, called ‘Fucking Brilliant’ follows the last few months of his restaurant before he shuts it down, whilst it’s at its peak in order to spend more time with his family.

A mixture of 2 vineyards. The Grenache and Syrah are from the block next to our place and the Mataro from about a km down the road. Both are in Whites Valley sub-region (Southern McLaren Vale) with the geology being Christie’s beach formation: alluvial clay, sand and gravel. Grenache planted in the 50’s, Syrah and Mataro 20+years old.

Fermented seperately, Mataro and Grenache de-stemmed, the Syrah (which was picked early @ 11.9 Be’) was 50% whole bunch. Wild yeast, hand plunged and kept on skins for a few weeks before basket pressing to French oak (The Mataro 6-7 year old hogs heads, the Grenache and Syrah 10-12 year old barriques. Kept on full lees until racking to bottle.
Unfined and unfiltered.

All vegan friendly too…

Blend : Mataro (42%), Syrah (38%), Grenache (20%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 13.5%
Bottle Size : 750ml

Dusk in the vineyards
Dusk in the vineyards
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"All fermented separately, but then brought together for some magic. Year Wines are reliably good drinking.Sloshy, jubey, easy going red of vibrant, fresh fruit character. It’s heady in musk, sweet berry, cherry and clove scents, with similar in the palate, drawn long on lightly chewy tannins and a brisk coil of acidity. It ain’t all that complex, but it is very easy to drink, and has layers to it beyond a simple guzzler. Texture is the clincher, smooth as." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

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Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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