2019 Georges Mataro

2019 Georges Mataro

80% New French Oak Shiraz is one of Clare Valley’s finest ambassadors with a generally round and soft expression while still solid to the core, powerful yet never bullish. The Tiller is the George family’s ultimate acknowledgement of its vineyards’ finest fruit, predominantly sourced from the best blocks in the elite Armagh district. Not only that, the wine also is a strict barrel selection of the best shiraz of the year.

 

Mataro is one of Clare Valley’s red wine treasures, respected for its role in adding a robust backbone to many highly prized blends. In our Bass Hill Vineyard, however, it has shown such an engaging personality that we couldn’t help but feature it on its own, a single varietal with endless qualities.

Tasting Notes

Colour

Carmine to maroon

Aroma

Earthy, mineral, finessed shiraz fruit

Palate

Captivating plum and blueberry fruit flavours that could only come out of the Clare Valley, rich and powerful yet not at all cloying or overblown. Smart oak management and best barrel selection has instilled a solid foundation and internal fortitude, yet it is all about brilliant plum fruits bursting in the mouth before an elegant coating of tannins supports sophisticated line and length. Drinking superbly already, this has the potential to cellar superbly for 10 years.

Technical Details

Harvested

8/3/18

Bottled

1/10/20

Closure

Screw Cap

Alcohol

14.0

pH

3.33

TA

7.6