2018 Brothers At War Old-Vine Single Vineyard Mataro

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Brothers At War |Barossa Valley |Mataro/Mourvedre
An awesomely textured example of what Mataro can do on its own, from old-vines in the Eden Valley.

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Most often known for being the answer to a non-wine nerd trivia night question; what does the M in GSM wine stand for? It’s the under-appreciated grape, that often gets overlooked, yet, when made well, is such a unique and delicious offering.

This is a well-made wine for sure. Fragrant with purple fruit, bright tart berries and beautiful spice. There is an earthen element here, that is just so enticing, you’re tasting terroir, an expression of these 80 year-old deep-rooted Eden Valley vines.

Succulent, textured, that’s so much a yes from us... make that a hell yeah!

Fermented with natural yeast and 30% whole bunches with the balance being destemmed, not crushed, leaving the berries whole. The juice was hand plunged twice daily for two weeks before being pressed to seasoned French oak hogsheads, then aged on lees for 12 months. No fining or filtration was used on these wines.

Region: Eden Valley, SA
Blend: Mataro (100%)
ABV: 13.50%
Closure: 750ml
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96 Points - "80+yo vines from the Pendee Farm vineyard in the Eden Valley. Wild-fermented with 20% whole bunches, 80% destemmed, plunged for 14 days, pressed to French hogsheads for 12 months maturation. Shows what old mataro vines can do if the grapes are respected and the winery skilled." James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

92 Points - "Deep, dark, intense red/purple colour, with a powerful, spicy, shiraz-led bouquet loaded with star anise, blackberry and mixed spice aromas. The wine is firm and slightly gritty on the tongue, with slightly uneven texture, but undoubted grunt. Dried banana overtones from oak. Long finish, with firm authority. (20% whole-bunches. From 80+ year old vines on the Pendee Farm vineyard)." Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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