2018 Turkey Flat Mataro

$32.00

Mataro was brought to Australia by James Busby in 1832 from Perpignan in the Roussillon in southern France and has shown its suitability to the Barossa Valley climate exceptionally well ever since. The broad appeal to Mataro lies in its earthy ruggedness and ability to show finesse and structure. While often used as a blending component, at Turkey Flat we feel Mataro deserves to star in its own right as a single varietal.

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Description

Mataro was brought to Australia by James Busby in 1832 from Perpignan in the Roussillon in southern France and has shown its suitability to the Barossa Valley climate exceptionally well ever since. The broad appeal to Mataro lies in its earthy ruggedness and ability to show finesse and structure. While often used as a blending component, at Turkey Flat we feel Mataro deserves to star in its own right as a single varietal.

Tasting Notes

A fresh and exciting representation of Mataro. The opening bouquet hints of blueberries and jubes. A touch of savory with sophistication sees this playful and seamless wine coat the palate with joy. Subtle oak integration over a brief eight months adds fine tannins to the finish.

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Reviews


94 Points

“Don’t mind if I do. This is a grunty red with personality laid on thick. It tastes of ironstone, wild herbs, fennel, port wine jelly and dark leather, with both smoky/reductive notes and chocolatey oak wafting through. It’s not your standard fair, let’s say. It chops and churns, rumbles and rolls. It offers plenty on the nose and even more on the palate, though it remains fresh, frisky and buoyant. It puts on a dance in the glass, its heels scuttling across the floor, dragging tannin like a cape.”
Campbell Mattinson, The WINEFRONT.


“Bright purple/red in colour, a delightful bouquet of red berries, spices & dried herbs, gorgeous tasty palate with savoury notes & a tight grippy finish- Needs food now but will evolve superbly into A BRILLIANT WINE!!”
Dan Traucki