This Grenache Shiraz Mataro exudes the best elements of all three varietals while typifying the unique style of the region.
The palate is plush, full and complex. Ripe fruit flavours are complemented by silky tannins and subtle oak.
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:|
|*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.|
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.Learn more