Brash Higgins 2016 ‘MATO’ Mataro

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Our first straight Mataro from the neighbouring “Lennon Vineyard”. We’ve planted a small playground of vines on this 3 acre block; one-third being to Mataro, the other two-thirds to Cinsault and Carignan. We 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. We held it back for a year to develop these characteristics and let the tannins loosen up just a hair. The purity and focus of this wine is something else we’re quite proud of.

 

Additional information
Harvest date: March 30, 2016 Hand picked
Vineyard: Lennon Vnyd
Grower: Michael Lennon
Viticulture: Sustainable
Geology: Red mottled clay over limestone
Irrigation: Drip
Altitude: 85 metres above sea level
Planted: Grafted to Semillon rootstock in 2013
Fermenter type: open one ton, 50% whole bunch
Time in oak: 17 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 4 to 10 year old
Bottling date: July 23, 2017
Filtration: Coarse
Closure: Stelvin +
pH 3.63, TA 6.3 g/l, alc 13.7%

150 cases

Price: $39 per bottle, $468 per 12 bottle case