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"Medium weight, quietly powerful, serious mataro feel." -  Wine Front 93 Points!
"Mataro, three vineyards, the Aphelion way. Some very long maceration involved too, which kind of suits mataro at times. Fleshy, deeply-flavoured, architectural red – layers of dark fruit, peppery spice, herbal character, savoury nuttiness, earthiness and riffs of sandy tannin. Has great, grand, musk and brambles perfume too. Something to really savour and go slow with. Medium weight, quietly powerful, serious mataro feel. Good gear here."
Mike Bennie, Wine Front, 93 Points, August 2018
"All three Mataro batches received different treatment in the winery. The Blewitt Springs Mataro was 50% fermented as whole clusters of grapes. The Willunga ferment was cold soaked for 4 days prior to ferment to allow non-primary ferment extraction of colour and tannin. The Sellicks portion was kept on skins post ferment for 3 months. All batches were matured in neutral French oak before blending and bottling in July 2018. 150 Dozen.
The aromatics of this wine jump out the glass with sage, cherry spice and fresh almonds. Powdery tannins provide a canvas for the flavours that wash across the medium bodied palate, and bright acidity keeps the wine fresh and vibrant. Our 2017 Mataro has a very long finish and persistent drive with an elegant fruit profile. Ready to drink now, but will continue evolving through to 2030."
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