$44.00Our strong interest and respect for French varietals continues at Kilikanoon, with the release of our first straight Mataro. Often called by its French name, Mourvedre (we prefer the local Australian moniker), Mataro has been used by Kilikanoon since 2002, its terrific length and flavour profile instrumental in many fine GSM blends. As a single varietal, Mataro tends to be quite tarry and spicy by design, its firm yet gentle tannins are a vital piece of its personality.
Fruit was picked in the coolness of early morning at optimal ripeness and flavour concentration. Fermented in an open fermenter for seven days prior to basket pressing into seasoned French oak hogsheads for 18 months maturation. Mataro is primarily used as a component in our GSM blends, however, in exceptional years this variety shows a completeness and personality that is worthy of its own singular wine. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
An unmistakeable Mataro nose of wild olive, charcuterie, dark cherries and tar, beautifully underpinned by charry French oak.
The perfectly poised palate, one that plays the primary fruit characters of dark cherries, roast meats and tar right alongside the fine boned tannins, spicy oak and lingering acid in an engaging and persistent finish.