97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
The inspiration from the Barossa’s best old vine Mataro vineyards created the inaugural Annexus Mataro. It is a small selection from low yielding, dry grown Centenarian vines in Light Pass, made only in the best years.
Mataro was sourced from a dry grown centenarian vineyard in the Light Pass subdistrict of the Barossa Valley. Fermentation in small open top fermenters incorporating a small amount of whole bunches. 100% barrel maturated for 12 months, in older French oak hogsheads (300 litre barrels).
“The inaugural release, open-fermented and matured in French hogsheads (25% new) for 12 months. It’s a fool’s errand to nominate a drink-to date for this wine! Mataro is a notable age-worthy variety, and one made from low yielding 100+yo vines by a red wine master maker who held responsibility for making Grange for many years. The colour is beautiful, a deep, vibrant crimson, the bouquet complex and rich, the palate with layer upon layer of mainly black fruits that keep their feet on the throat of any tannins trying to make centre stage.” – 97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday