Matthews Road Shiraz 2016
Tasting Notes

This wine displays lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and white pepper supported by classic cool climate Shiraz characters of spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate.

The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from sixteen months’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels.

Winemaking

Fruit for the Matthews Road Shiraz comes from our cool climate, high altitude vineyard at the heart of the Barossa’s Eden Valley sub-region.

The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed, and spend seven days fermenting on their skins in open fermenters for more control of each single parcel of grapes. We undertake hand plunging at least twice daily during ferment to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins.

The wine is then carefully basket-pressed for a more gentle extraction, and softer mouthfeel to the finished wine. It then undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrels, before being transferred to a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak to mature for 16 months.

 

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2018
93 Points
Review by: Tony Love, The Adelaide Advertiser
Put your nose into a glass of this and there’s nowhere else you could possibly be but the Barossa. In fact, the fruit comes from the Eden Valley subregion and exudes deeply concentrated blueberry and blackberry compote flavours, and even though the label registers 15.5% alc there’s a real sense of energy and balanced oak structures with fruit power, all adding up to a seriously well-priced, bold, familiar superhero-like Barossa shiraz experience. Best with: Black bean pork ribs

 

Tasting Notes

This wine displays lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and white pepper supported by classic cool climate Shiraz characters of spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate.

The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from sixteen months’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels.

Winemaking

Fruit for the Matthews Road Shiraz comes from our cool climate, high altitude vineyard at the heart of the Barossa’s Eden Valley sub-region.

The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed, and spend seven days fermenting on their skins in open fermenters for more control of each single parcel of grapes. We undertake hand plunging at least twice daily during ferment to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins.

The wine is then carefully basket-pressed for a more gentle extraction, and softer mouthfeel to the finished wine. It then undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrels, before being transferred to a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak to mature for 16 months.

 

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2018

93 Points
Review by: Tony Love, The Adelaide Advertiser
Put your nose into a glass of this and there’s nowhere else you could possibly be but the Barossa. In fact, the fruit comes from the Eden Valley subregion and exudes deeply concentrated blueberry and blackberry compote flavours, and even though the label registers 15.5% alc there’s a real sense of energy and balanced oak structures with fruit power, all adding up to a seriously well-priced, bold, familiar superhero-like Barossa shiraz experience. Best with: Black bean pork ribs

 

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