Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2015 Second Take Mataro

Second Take

The Wine

Yowsers! Hold your horses; whats that? A 100% whole bunch Mataro from the Barossa. Yes dear wine lover, that is correct so buckle up and prepare yourself for a delicious ride on one of our favourite grape varieties. Mataro just rocks. It’s savoury, spicy and just dead sexy. Our Second Take Mataro, as mentioned previously is 100% whole bunch, aged for 8 months in 100% old, seasoned French oak barrels before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. The 2015 vintage in the Barossa was a good’un, stretching out nicely, giving us grapes with great flavour and balance. That certainly makes out job easier in the winery as we can guide the wine to bottle with minimal intervention and I’m sure you’ll agree, the resulting wine is pretty hard to put down.

Medium cherry/red in hue with fruit aromas of plum, mulberry and blueberry bursting of the glass. You’ll find hints of exotic spice, licorice, deep Barossa earthen notes, roasting meats, macerating berry fruits, gentle, nutty French oak and purple flowers.

It’s at the lighter end of medium-bodied with abundant fruit flavours of spiced plum, mulberry, blueberry and macerated summer berry fruits. As you’d expect there is plenty of spice and earthy depth to its flavour profile but it is remarkably light on its feet, displaying hints of roasting meats, purple flowers, hoi sin, subdued French oak and light hints of polished leather. Savoury with light velvety tannins cascading down through the ripe fruit it is a beauty. We reckon this would be just the ticket with some Peking duck!

 

The Winemaking

100% whole bunches, this wine was naturally fermented in barrel, rolled  twice a day for 22 days on skins. Basket pressed and racked to 100% old French Oak for 8 months prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered.

pH – 3.61

TA – 6.10 g/L

Alc – 14.2 %

Bottled – 3rd December 2015

400 bottles produced

Vegan Friendly

 RRP - $40

 Winemaker : Michael Papps