Torbreck The Pict Mataro 2009
Mataro (or Mourvédre as it is called in France) was once a ‘workhorse variety’ used for fortified winemaking in Australia, but is now receiving due acknowledgement as a superb varietal table wine, taking its place alongside Barossa Shiraz and Grenache.
A remnant quarry is the source of this single vineyard from which the fruit exhibits a wild, rugged aroma that is reminiscent of the earthy Mataros from the Bandol region of France.
Why we love this:
The quality of Torbreck's winemaking compliments perfectly the complexity from the amazing fruit. This is a serious fine wine.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Torbreck was established in 1994 from the resurrection of old vines vineyards that had fallen into disrepair on selected sites in The Barossa Valley.
The first two wines quickly attracted a large amount of attention as critics and wine lovers began to laud them. Twenty five years later Torbreck makes 19 different cuvées to continued acclaim, sourcing fruit from a number of ancient, dry-farmed vines in vineyards that are among the best in the Barossa. These wines are considered amongst the very best made in Australia.