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Brash Higgins 2016 'MATO' Mataro - Brash Higgins
Our first straight Mataro from the neighbouring "Lennon Vineyard". We've planted a small playground of vines on this 3 acre block; one-third being to Mataro, the other two-thirds to Cinsault and Carignan. We picked the Mataro before it became too ripe, placed it in an open fermenter with plenty of whole bunches intact. This wine is a little wild, with lovely tannins, and gorgeous aromas tar, forest berries, black peppercorn and other dry spices. We held it back for a year to develop these characteristics and let the tannins loosen up just a hair. The purity and focus of this wine is something else we're quite proud of.