Trillian’s Hill is one of the highest and therefore coolest vineyard sites in the Clare Valley with an altitude of 550 metres at its highest point. The mild dry climate and cool nights during the ripening period are perfectly suited to the Mataro variety.
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.