The Unforgettable Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2021
The Unforgettable Grenache Shiraz Mataro
The Unforgettable Grenache Shiraz Mataro is a generous blend of 3 varieties, all of whom are long-term friends that know the benefits of teamwork. Working in cahoots, they produce a wine with succulent red berry fruit with hints of spice and chocolate. A clever, friendly wine that is indeed truly Unforgettable.
Langhorne Creek is often overlooked in favour of the more glitzy McLaren Vale and Barossa but it is a region with over 160 years history and some remarkable old vineyards. Situated on a flood plain close to the impressive Lake Alexandrina, their dry grown old Grenache vines produce tight bunches of well balanced, succulent fruit. Shiraz on a higher trellis system helps fruit health and balance.
Vinification, as one might expect with good fruit, is very simple. The Grenache was hand picked in early morning before arrival at the winery where it underwent a very gentle crush and then an open ferment with twice daily hand plunging. Extended time on skins post ferment was followed by pressing and then maturation in French oak. Additions of perfectly balanced Langhorne Shiraz and just a little Mataro (Mourvèdre) were made and the final blend achieved in July with the focus on bright, exuberant yet crunchy fruit.
Wild & Wilder is all about good clean fun. Working hand in hand with their merry (in a good season) band of growers, they craft wines of supreme quality but don't take it all too seriously.
Great fruit, grown by great people and made with a lot of love by people that know that wine is all about the good times, delicious food and creating great memories. Founded by Giles Cooke MW & Fergal Tynan MW, who also make the Thistledown wines, the mundane is just not in their DNA. Being involved in every stage of the winemaking process from bud burst to bottle means that every bottle from Wild & Wilder is an experience you'll want to try again. Highlights this year include the 2017 Courtesan Riesling from a year that some are calling the greatest Clare vintage ever. Arriving in April, Wild & Wilder are living up to their name by introducing the rule-breaking Tabula Rasa #V17R - a non-varietal red sold in a 500ml bottle with a crown seal. Curious? You should be!