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2021 Mallaluka Mataro Shiraz

Riverland, SA & Hilltops, NSW

Lush, mellow Mataro/Shiraz, full of earthiness & dark, savoury fruit.

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Such a pleasure to drink...

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This little blend from Mallaluka takes Mataro from Riverland and Shiraz from Hilltops, in equal measure, and blends them in to something truly special. It has some lovely, dark, savoury fruit, still maintaining its juiciness, and supporting tannins on the finish.

If chilled reds are your thing, this one can handle some time in the fridge or esky. It's a versatile wine fit for any occasion, whether that be sharing with friends or keeping it all to yourself.

Get ready to kick back & relax with this one.

About Mallaluka

Mallaluka is a family affair in the Canberra district of NSW.

These estate-grown wines are made by second generation vigneron Sam Leyshon who has most recently learnt to ply his trade assisting Bryan Martin and Tim Kirk at Clonakilla.

These are modern wines that reflect the changing face of this exciting region. He makes wines with a wild side, with minimal intervention and are insane value for money.

With Sam in the driver's seat, Mallaluka is one of the rising stars of the region, bringing a unique light and shade to the Canberra district.

Winemaker Sam Leyshon
Winemaker Sam Leyshon
Yass, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

Riverland Mataro and Hilltops Shiraz in equal parts. Whole berry fermentation using indigenous yeasts. Basket pressed into seasoned French oak puncheons for 10 months maturation. Blended before bottling. No fining or filtration.

Blend : Mataro (50%), Shiraz (50%)
ABV : 12.4%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sam Leyshon
Sam Leyshon
Yass, NSW
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92Points
The Wine Front

"Washy, easy drinking lighter feeling red with savouriness to the fore. If there’s a thread with Mallaluka red wines, it’s savouriness, a kind of benign rusticity that feels out of the box for the most part in Australia, and I dig it. Cool under that wash of brambles, earth and dark berries, a lick of game meat and sooty clove funk. Such a pleasure to drink, albeit fruit is in the back seat." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Fresh, savoury, interesting

Bright to deep red in colour with a fresh bouquet and almost root beer-type savouriness. Very easy drinking - light to medium bodied; fresh and interesting.

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