2018 Arno Barossa Mataro
2018 Arno Barossa Mataro
$29.99 Per Bottle|
$28.99 (Buy 6 or More)
'These wines are on point'
Arno Wine Co. is a small batch, boutique wine producer of dangerously drinkable wines in the famous Barossa Valley. The rambunctious vinous child of husband and wife team Ruby Stobart and Craig Viney, they make wines that are delicious and speak clearly of both the region and the season.
Arno Wine Co. source from growers who farm in a thoughtful, sustainable way and gently coax them into the bottle without a heavy winemaking thumbprint on the finished wine.
While they want the wines to speak clearly of the place and time, deliciousness is always the end result. Everything made at Arno tries to follow the philosophy of “drinkin, not thinkin”.
This Mataro is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Old, bush-vine Mataro, sourced from a few select parishes in the Barossa region come together to make an incredibly delectable and fragrant wine. It's brooding, with an undercurrent of blackberry, roasting spices and plum jam. Wicked drinking. This will sell out fast (it's already long sold out from the winery).
Mataro is something the Barossa does really well. It seems well suited to the soils and climate here, no great surprise really when you consider its ancestral home lies around the vineyards of the south of France and Spain where it is called Mourvedre and Monastrell.
We source our grapes from the old bush-vines on the red/brown clays of the Greenock sub-region on the Barossa’s Western Ridge. Hand-picked and fermented with wild yeast, the small ferments are gently plunged by hand before a sleeping for 12 months on old, seasoned French oak hogshead barrels.
Deep and bright in a hue, it is a wine that resonates with the fruit aromas and flavours of red plum, dark cherry, blackberry and some higher-toned cranberry characters. Hints of exotic spice, roasting meats and violets mesh with gentle French oak nuances to present a compelling wine.
Deep and bright in a hue, it is a wine that resonates with the fruit aromas and flavours of red plum, dark cherry, blackberry and some higher-toned cranberry characters. Hints of exotic spice, roasting meats and violets mesh with gentle French oak nuances to present a compelling wine. It displays a savoury line across the palate, has a sense of buoyancy, no great big blobs of fruit, it is a wine that speaks more of clarity and detail and its origins more than anything else. There is a cascade of gentle, ripe, sandy tannin provide ample structure and, thanks to picking the fruit early, a lovely salivating acid line that bodes well for matching all manner of dishes.