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  • The 2016 vintage on the eastern slopes of the Barossa Valley was outstanding
  • Shows beautiful opulent fruit, yet is well balanced
  • Delicious already, though should improve.

Tasting Notes

Colour Dark Red
Nose The nose is dark and ripe, unveiling with time aromas of dark berry fruit, blueberry, kirsch and mince pie spice.
Palate The palate is supple and intense with licorice and dark fruit flavours wrapped in savoury spice and framed by fine tannins.
Food Pairing Lamb cutlets, broccolini and sweet carrot puree.
Cellaring 10-15 Years
Notes Sourced from the Marschall vineyard, an eighty year old organic and dry-grown vineyard, planted on its own rootstocks to clones unknown, in the Vine Vale district. The loose sandy soils reflect sunlight in a similar way to the Rhone’s pebbled vineyards and are well suited to Mataro.
Variety Mourvedre
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region Barossa Valley
Country Australia
Sustainability Organic
Alcohol 14.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Woods Crampton
Woods Crampton was established in 2010 by label designer Aaron Woods and marketer Nicholas Crampton. They have created a range of wines from the Barossa and Eden Valley covering five varieties and various styles.

Their ambition is to produce unforced wines that flaunt the quality of their fruit and represent their vineyards. Winemaking with minimal interference is followed by creating elegant and expressive wines.

This is one of Nicholas Crampton’s exciting new ventures with his winemaking friend Aaron Woods. They both make the wines at the Sons of Eden winery with additional advice from Igor Kucic. Production has rocketed from 1500 to 5500 dozen as a result of the wine quality and the attractive prices, and they are confident of continued success in the future.
Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is about an hour and a half drive to the North of Adelaide, in South Australia and is the oldest wine region in the country, founded by German settlers. The region can be credited with putting Australian wine on the world wine map, thanks to Shiraz, which thrives in the warm climate (though Hunter Valley Semillon also contributed.)

For many years traditionalist wine makers thought the grape variety was best suited to the cooler climates of the Rhone Valley and that the variety would cook and in the warmth of the Australian sun. Although South Australian Shiraz is a bigger, beefier wine than its southern French counterpart Syrah, no one can deny the regions propensity to produce world class wines.

Not only Shiraz is cultivated in Barossa Valley, with other red varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro) and to a lesser extent Cabernet Sauvignon. The white varieties that thrive best seem to be Semillon, Chardonnay and Rhone varietals like viognier, Marsanne and Roussane.

The Valley has many subregions which all have unique terroirs. Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Greenock are to name but a few. With a huge number of wineries in such a small area, and a host of accommodation, the region is very popular for wine-tourism. In the words of Master of Wine Jancis Robinson, the Barossa Valley became "Australia's quintessential wine region."
Gary Walsh
Spicy perfume, blue fruits and almost into blackcurrant, fennel and dried herbs, honey and oranges. Probably popped a few too many items into the shopping basket there, but there’s a bit going on all right. Medium bodied, juicy and spicy, nuts and oranges, purple fruit, saline flavour, some grip and grain to the tannin, though by and large a gentle touch, and a tangy dried herb laced finish of good length. Full Mataro show on offer here.

Drink : 2017 - 2026


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