Clurichaun Mataro 2016
The nose is lifted with savoury fruit characters, earthy notes and Indian spices like cardamom and cloves. The palate has great complexity with blackberries, blueberries and hints of Kalamata olive. The toasty oak adds mouthfeel and texture, as do the fine grain tannins. The wine finishes long with roasted meats and berry fruit. Drink now or cellar for up to ten years.
The Celtic Series wines are from single vineyard sites and are the pinnacle of each vintage. The Clurichaun Mataro comes from an elevated site with sandy soils over limestone in the Southern part of the Barossa. This exceptional Single Vineyard wine displays all the characters of a classic Barossa Mataro. It has the trademark elegance and finesse of all the Paisley Wines and is built for medium to long term cellaring. It offers more of everything, with intense concentration of fruit, richness with depth and texture, fine tannins and seamless oak.
These single vineyard wines have had the Rolls Royce treatment in vineyard and in the winery. Only the best fruit from select sections of the vineyard is used. The vines have good age and are low yielding, thus producing wine of character and great intensity. The wines are all small batch fermented with wild yeast and hand plunged a few times a day. We utilise varying degrees of whole bunch, pre and post maceration and extended time on lees in barrel, to optimise complexity and quality. The Mataro iwas aged n 25% new French oak. It spent 20 months maturing in barrel before being bottled without fining or filtration.