2018 Dandelion Vineyards Mataro - March Hare of the Barossa

Barossa Valley Mataro (Mourvedre)

Vineyard: The old vine vineyard is hand managed and nurtured throughout each season. Located in the heart of the Barossa Valley in Marananga; a premium vineyard region of the Barossa.

Season: Generous late winter rains replenished the soil profile followed into Spring. Consistent warm summer days, with cool nights allowed for ideal  slow ripening. The vintage will be long remembered as an exceptional one.  

Wine making: Hand picked by family and friends and transferred to open top fermenters. After 14 days the juice was gentle basket press to seasoned French oak barriques for 20 months. The wine was bottled un-filtered and un-fined to maintain exceptional colour and purity of the Mataro grapes.

Appearance:  Deep, dark purple 

Aroma/Bouquet: Liqueur chocolates, blackcurrent, earth, musk and spice of aged French oak barrels. 

Palate: Ripe plums and stewed sweet berry fruits are generous and plentiful, with a dry and savoury finish.

Food Pairing: Slow cooked Venison roast, Lamb shoulder with seasonal root vegetables. 

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: NA 

Acidity: NA g/L 

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: NA

Cellar potential: Now - 10+ years

Winemaker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide

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