Mataro, McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale wine region is located less than an hours drive south of Adelaide, straight down the picturesque coastline.

Shiraz is by far the most widely planted variety, and the most important variety for the region, accounting for about 50% of the total crush. Every winery in the region will likely be producing at least one or more Shiraz wines, and with the wide range of unique terroirs available, each influenced by the maritime climate in unique ways, each Shiraz will have its own regional nuances.

Shiraz produced in McLaren Vale will often exhibit chocolate and coffee notes, with a little less pepper than those from Barossa Valley, and are often blended with Grenache. Other red varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon (and Merlot blends) Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Zinfandel. The main white variety would be Chardonnay, however Sémillon and it's common blending partner Sauvignon Blanc are made, alongside lesser amounts of Riesling, Pronto Bianco, Vermentino and Fiano.

If you plan to visit McLaren Vale there are over 65 cellar doors so you'll be spoiled for choice, ranging from the small-boutique wineries to very large wineries. The drive from McLaren Vale up to the Barossa Valley is very scenic, passing over the rolling Adelaide Hills, and though the quaint German-settled town of Hahndorf.
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  1. 3 Dark Horses Mataro 2016
    After a vintage in Puglia, Italy, Broomhead left Coriole in 2008 and did another vintage at Châteauneuf-du-Pape in France’s Rhône Valley in ’09 before returning to McLaren Vale. “I put the idea of our own label to Dad and ... Learn More
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  2. Year Wines Mataro 2016
    A full-bodied, dry, natural Mataro from the McLaren Vale. The Mataro was whole-berry fermented with wild yeast and kept on skins for 3 weeks. It was basket pressed to a mixture of seasoned French oak hogs heads & barriques. It spent time ... Learn More
    Year Wines Mataro 2016
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  3. Aphelion The Emergent Mataro 2018
    Emergent Mataro 2018 has a special place in Rob’s heart. The aromatics of this wine jump out the glass with sage, cherry spice and fresh almonds. Powdery tannins provide a canvas for the flavours that wash across the medium bodied ... Learn More
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