The inspiration from the Barossa’s bestold 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.
Fermentation occurred in a small open top stainless-steel fermenter.
100% barrel matured for 15 months, in mainly older French oak hogsheads (300 litres).
The growing season was characterised by plentiful early rains and then record rainfall for September of 162 mm, welcome relief after a few lean years. Summer saw very few extreme heat days, with temperatures being below the long- term average. These conditions produced a later start to vintage, and flavour coming in at lower Baume. This is a vintage of fruit brightness, lovely supporting acidity and softer tannins.
Vibrant purple red.
Savoury, spicy fruit aromatics, with lifted red cherry and anise supported by hints of earth, and leather.
Medium bodied, showing a vibrant and fresh core of bramble, mulberry and plum fruit. Bright acidity and poised tannins round out the sleek-textured, moreish finish.