- Fresh off the blocks 2019 Mataro from
- Tiny quantities made and highly sought after
- Bold, savoury and complex
"The drought conditions of 2019 continued to show that Mataro really is ideal for these kinds of conditions, something Glenn is passionate about. Glenn’s love affair with Norms’ Block in Amargh continues with the production of the 2019 vintage. However, this year sees a new vineyard added to the finished blend, sourced from the Schobers Road Vineyard in Auburn. After hand picking 35% of the fruit was left as whole bunches and balance crushed and destemmed. It was foot stomped, then hand plunged early on with the juice eventually spending 41 days on skins. It was basket pressed to old French oak barrels much the same as the full range from Tonic and bottled in 2020." - Distributor's note
"From Armagh and Auburn in the Clare Valley. Cops a healthy 65% whole bunch.
You want it savoury, you’ve got it savoury. Dried cherry, redcurrant jelly, rosehip, meat, dried herbs and spice. Medium-bodied, quite bloody and meaty, plenty of orange peel and dried herb lends a positive bitter twang, tannin has flesh and powdery grip, juicy orange and fresh strawberry acidity, and the finish runs long to carob, perfume and red fruits. No shortage of interest here. It’s a wonderful and expressive tilt at Mataro." - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front