2015
Grenache
Shiraz
Mataro

This Grenache Shiraz Mataro exudes the best elements of all three varietals while typifying the unique style of the region.


2014 Gold Medal

Royal Queensland Wine Show - 2012 Vintage

2015 94/100 Medal

Australian Wine Companion 2015 - 2012 Vintage

2011 Gold Medal

National Wine Show of Australia - 2010 Vintage

2012 Gold Medal

RASQ Wine Shor & Med. Challenge - 2010 Vintage

2012 Gold Medal

Royal Queensland Wine Show - 2010 Vintage

The palate is plush, full and complex. Ripe fruit flavours are complemented by silky tannins and subtle oak.

Region
Barossa Valley, Australia
Colour
Bright mid-crimson red
Bouquet
Aromatic and bright, yet exuding the style and pedigree which are hallmarks of the St Hugo label. This Grenache Shiraz Mataro blend shows lifted fruit aromas of Turkish delight and briary complexity.
Palate
The palate is plush, full and complex. Ripe fruit flavours are complemented by silky tannins and subtle oak.
Food pairing
It is ideally enjoyed with flavoursome red meats such as venison.

Fruit was primarily selected from four outstanding, low-yielding vineyard blocks displaying the intensity and luscious fruit flavours that typify the best of these varieties. Small quantities came from the Eden Valley.

Time on skins of each parcel was carefully managed to maximise varietal typicity prior to pressing, the free run and pressings combined, and the wine filled to a carefully assembled selection of French and American oak hogsheads for malolactic fermentation and further maturation. The Grenache was filled to predominantly third and fourth use barrels to introduce subtle oak complexity without detracting from its bright, juicy fruit characters. The Shiraz and Mataro parcels were filled to a mixture of new and used French and American oak barrels.

After 13 months of oak maturation, the composition of the blend was reviewed and the ratios further refined. Every barrel was carefully evaluated at blending, and only those meeting our highest quality standards were included in the final blend. The final wine was store in tank to allow integration prior to lightly filtering for bottling.

The 2015 vintage in the Barossa Valley and neighbouring Eden Valley was one of the driest, earliest and quickest in memory. The flowering period was particularly volatile, with a number of violent lightning storms. As a result, yields were below average but fruit quality was high, allowing winemakers to craft wines of exceptional colour and tannin depth.



St Hugo Grenache Shiraz Mataro 14% ABV Per 10g of alcohol (88 mL): Per (150 mL) serving:
Alcohol (%): 14.3 14.3
Calories (g): 73 124
Fat (g): 0 0
Saturates (g): 0 0
Carbohydrates (g): 0.66 1.125
Sugars (g): 0.044 0.075
Proteins (mg): 8 15
*These calculations are based on the wine produced under this label (in the current vintage if wine is vintaged). Please note variances of +/-5% might occur between vintages or between blends of a vintage.

Polished repeatedly until it's just right. This tastes exactly how it should. Jubey blackberry and raspberry with clove and sandalwood notes. Earth, fruit and power. A melt of tannin. Sweet fruit through the finish. Raisiny, almost honeyed overtones. Drastically/dangerously easy to drink.

2012 Vintage. 94 points.


James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
Daniel Swincer - Chief Winemaker

Daniel Swincer

Daniel has a flair for making wines that are beautifully distinctive in style. With his talents he harnesses the potential of the grapes, perfectly balancing fruit intensity with fine structural tannins, to create St Hugo wines with power and elegance that are the best possible expression of the fruit from each vintage.

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Gramp and sons
2141 Barossa Valley Way
Rowland Flat, SA
Australia 5352
+61 8 8115 9200

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