2016 Baudinet Mataro

Kilikanoon Wines

$45.00
Our 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.
  • Winemaking

    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. 

    Appearance

    Deep maroon with a ruby red hue.

    Nose

    Dark berries and forest floor aromas are underpinned by brown spices.

    Palate

    Varietal flavours of cherry and fresh pepper linger long on the palate with a fine powdery tannin.

      • ALC/VOL: 14.5%
      • Size: 750ML
      • Closure: Screwcap
      • Varietal: Mataro
      • Cellaring: Potential of at least 10 - 12 years with careful cellaring
    2016 Baudinet Mataro