'Alte Reben' Mataro

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Vintage2010
Alcohol15.0%
pH3.62
TA5.67 g/l
Grape Variety100% Mataro (Mourvedre)
Vineyard SoilsLoam / clay (Nuriootpa)
Vine AgeMataro planted 1930
GIBarossa Valley
Summary

Alte Reben is German for “old vines” – and the Kaesler Mataro vines are some of the oldest remaining in the Barossa Valley. At Kaesler, we usually blend the Mataro with Grenache and Shiraz – however in exceptional years the Mataro can shine all on its own.

Vinification

Fruit was hand-picked then fermented with 10% whole bunches and stalks. Wine was pumped over each morning then hand rammed three times per day. Skins were hand pressed with all the pressings added back in to the blend. Matured for two years in older oak. No fining or filtration.

Colour

Garnet red.

Nose

Blackberries and mulberries with hints of orange rind and dark chocolate.

Palate

You can taste some of the oak and youthful tannin, chalky and
raw, yet elegant.

Notes

Medium term cellaring 5-8 years.

Reviews

  • 94 points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014