Purveyors of fine grape juice
2016 Brash Higgins MATO mcLaren vale, australia
$39

The first straight Mataro from the “Lennon Vineyard”, which neighbours the winery.
There's a small playground of vines on this 3 acre block; one-third being to Mataro, the other two-thirds to Cinsault and Carignan. Brash picked the Mataro before it became too ripe, placed it in an open fermenter with plenty of whole bunches intact. This wine is a little wild, with lovely tannins, and gorgeous aromas tar, forest berries, black peppercorn and other dry spices. Held back for a year to develop these characteristics and let the tannins loosen up just a hair. The purity and focus of this wine are pretty amazing.

Origin mcLaren vale, australia
Year 2016
Varietal mataro
Style dry & savoury