Matthews Road Single Vineyard Shiraz 2013
Tasting Notes

This wine displays lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and white pepper supported by classic cool climate Shiraz characters of spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate.

The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from sixteen months’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels.

Winemaking

Fruit for the Matthews Road Shiraz comes from our cool climate, high altitude vineyard at the heart of the Barossa’s Eden Valley sub-region.

The grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and spent seven days fermenting on their skins in open fermenters for more control of each single parcel of grapes. We undertake hand plunging at least twice daily during ferment to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins.

The wine is then carefully basket-pressed for a more gentle extraction, and softer mouthfeel to the finished wine. It then undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrels, before being transferred to a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak to mature for 16 months.

 

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2016
92 Points
Review by: Peter Nixon, Dan Murphy's Wine Panel
From a single Eden Valley vineyard, showing a density that is calmed by cedar / caramel oak integration. Earthy black fruits enter and allow some elegance, leading to a neat, plush finish.
90 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Good to see a wine at this price point that's not trying too hard. Medium bodied, plum, raspberry, mint and sage, with a touch of toast and vanilla oak. Soft tannin, balanced acidity, smooth and well rounded, with a convincing finish. Bargain.

 

Other Vintages
2011 |  2012 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Screw Cap

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.0%

 

 

Tasting Notes

This wine displays lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and white pepper supported by classic cool climate Shiraz characters of spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate.

The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from sixteen months’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels.

Winemaking

Fruit for the Matthews Road Shiraz comes from our cool climate, high altitude vineyard at the heart of the Barossa’s Eden Valley sub-region.

The grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and spent seven days fermenting on their skins in open fermenters for more control of each single parcel of grapes. We undertake hand plunging at least twice daily during ferment to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins.

The wine is then carefully basket-pressed for a more gentle extraction, and softer mouthfeel to the finished wine. It then undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrels, before being transferred to a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak to mature for 16 months.

 

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2016

92 Points
Review by: Peter Nixon, Dan Murphy's Wine Panel
From a single Eden Valley vineyard, showing a density that is calmed by cedar / caramel oak integration. Earthy black fruits enter and allow some elegance, leading to a neat, plush finish.

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Good to see a wine at this price point that's not trying too hard. Medium bodied, plum, raspberry, mint and sage, with a touch of toast and vanilla oak. Soft tannin, balanced acidity, smooth and well rounded, with a convincing finish. Bargain.

 

Other Vintages
2011 |  2012 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Screw Cap

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.0%

 

 

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