2017 Stonegarden Grenache Mataro Shiraz

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2017 Stonegarden Grenache Mataro Shiraz


Grape Variety: Grenache Mataro Shiraz

Origin: Single vineyard wine from the distinguished Stonegarden vineyard in the Eden Valley, with old vine heritage and limited production. The wines produced from this special piece of history are something to behold, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Riesling while singing their respective varietal character, have a common vineyard thread of beautiful aromatics and subtle minerality.

Elevation: 394m above sea level

Bottles produced: 2,016

Soil Type: Once part of an ancient sea bed, the thin loam soils sit above a substrate of red clay containing rose quartz and black mica schist fragments. In the heat of summer, cool breezes and low night temperatures promote long, slow ripening of fruit resulting in complex flavours with balanced acidity and fine, silky tannin.

Sub Region: Springton, Eden Valley

Winemaking: The historic Stonegarden planting of Grenache can contain a proportion of other varieties inter-planted amongst the bush vines. This wine was made using grapes sourced from a section of the Stonegarden property that contain a denser proportion of Mataro and Shiraz amongst the Grenache. Wild fermented with 100% whole bunch inclusion, then aged on lees in seasoned French oak puncheons for 12 months and bottled without fining or filtration.

Cellaring: A decade or more.

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93 Points

Field blend. Eden Valley. Vineyard planted, remarkably, in 1858. Whole clusters of berries are fermented wild, then basket pressed to neutral oak. Bottled unfiltered and unfined.

Picture perfect. Cherry-berry flavours, woodsy spices, strings of tannin, a general fleshiness. Woodsmoke overtones. Feels unfettered and free-flowing and yet it retains its shape throughout. Flings of wild, fragrant herbs for good measure. Just a lovely wine.

Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au