2017
Year Wines
Mataró
McLaren Vale

2017
Year Wines
Mataró
McLaren Vale

This is from a vineyard a couple of kilometers down the road, also in the Whites Valley sub-region and with Christies Beach formation geology, which is a mixture of alluvial flan clay, sand and gravel. It is one of the younger geologies of the McLaren Vale region. This vineyard is slightly higher in elevation than the Grenache vineyard, however both benefit from cooling gully breezes and East-West row orientation.

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 and barriques. It spends time on full lees for 10 months before being gravity racked to bottle. Unfined and unfiltered.

  • Region: McLaren Vale
  • Varietal: 100% Mataró
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Vineyard: Single Vineyard in Whites Valley
  • Vine Age: 68 years old
  • Soil Type: Alluvial flan clay, sand & gravel
  • Alcohol: 15.1%
  • Skin Contact: 3 weeks
  • Oak: 10 months in seasoned French hogsheads
  • Production: 90 cases
Winery & Regional Information
MCLAREN VALE

John Reynell planted grapes at Reynella in 1838 and later employed a young laborer named Thomas Hardy. In so doing, the foundations were being put in place for two wine dynasties that were to dominate the region for over a century. McLaren Vale became the model of the small winery before such enterprises became fashionable in other states, and it... Learn More »

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MCLAREN VALE

Through a mixture of serendipity and blind faith, Luke Growden and Caleigh Hunt started Year Wines in 2012. Amidst the chaos of a new baby, sleep deprivation, house renovations and juggling day jobs, the lure of fruit from a block of old vine Grenache was too much to resist. It was a crazy year, a life-changing year.  Learn More »

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