Allegiance Wines The Artisan McLaren Vale Mataro 2020
The fruit for this fine Aussie Mataro hails from a single vineyard in the Sellicks Hill sub-region of the McLaren Vale, planted over twenty years ago. Fermentation on skins for ten days, before transfer to a wide range of oak formats of different ages for the next 18 months. Dense inky black/purple. This wine has a nose redolent of dark berries, chocolate and warm earth. Furry tannins giving serious grip. There is real power here as aniseed notes emerge across the palate. Good concentration and very good persistence in this impressive local Mataro which will drink well for a good decade.