John Duval Wines Annexus Mataro 2016
From the Winemaker:
The inspiration from the Barossa’s best old vine Mataro vineyards created the inaugural Annexus Mataro. It is a small selection from low yielding, dry grown Centenarian vines in Light Pass, made only in the best years.
Colour: Vibrant purple-red.
Nose: Savoury, spicy fruit aromatics with lifted plum and red cherry supported by hints of earth and leather.
Palate: Medium bodied, showing restrained power. Rich and pure with a seductive core of mulberry and plum fruit, supported by ample, long flowing waves of tannin.
Region: Barossa Valley
Varieties: Mataro was sourced from a dry grown centenarian vineyard in the Light Pass subdistrict of the Barossa Valley.
Winemaking: Fermentation in small open top fermenters incorporating a small amount of whole bunches.
Oak Maturation: 100% barrel maturated for 12 months, in older French oak hogsheads (300 litre barrels).
TA 6.4 g/l