Hutton Vale Grenache Mataro 2012 (6 x 750mL), Eden Valley, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

There’s a great story about this Grenache vineyard, planted by Colin Angas in the 1960’s. The soil here was so tough that some of the new plantings, probably 10% of the vineyard block, failed to take to their new home and had to be replaced. New cuttings were hastily acquired…which time revealed to be Mataro! That no one ever thought to start over (yet again) is brilliant fortune as the Mataro makes a ripper partner for the Grenache.

Across the Barossa, the growing and harvest conditions were ideal. The Grenache (93%) and Mataro (7%) were handpicked on April 10, destemmed and fermented on skins in small open stainless steel fermenters for 6 days with twice daily pump overs. The wine was matured in a combination of 20% new and 80% seasoned French puncheons for 24 months.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 94 - James Halliday Published 06 October 2016

Colin Angas planted grenache in the '60s, but when 7% failed it was replaced (accidentally) replaced with mataro. Destemmed, open-fermented and matured in French puncheons (20% new) for 2 years. The bouquet is evocative, with notes of spice, brush fence and plum spice, the palate equally complex, putting the lie to the idea these varieties won't ripen in the Eden Valley. A long life ahead.

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma & Palate

On the nose there’s plenty of ripe plum, strawberry, charcuterie, licorice, leather polish and salted dried herbs. The palate is rich and complex, loaded with a blend of red and black fruits, salted licorice, savoury nuances and a fine tannin line finishing soft and supple.

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Grenache Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Vines were first planted at Hutton Vale Farm in 1912 with further plantings in the 1960s and 1990s.

Hutton Vale Farm’s vineyards and wines have won a range of awards including world’s best Shiraz (twice), 98 points (Halliday), WOW factor Riesling, Gourmet Traveller Wine Best Cellar Door Experience and Great Wine Capitals 2018 national winner Innovative wine tourism experiences.

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