KenRidge 2013 Limited Edition Australia Murray River Shiraz Mataro: SOLD OUT


December 2012 Release

KenRidge Showcase Collection      Sugar Code: 0       Alcohol Vol: 14

The Region
Australia’s Murray Darling region is located inland along the upper Murray River, overlapping northern Victoria and southern New South Wales. This region experiences warm to hot days, noticeably cooler nights, and plenty of sunshine, where the grapes soak up the sun and ripen fully every year. The Murray River provides the much needed irrigation. The grower, Qualia, has harvested the Shiraz from a few different sites, where sand overlies limestone bedrock, and each site provides unique characteristics and complexities. The Mataro was harvested from a rich clay loam and shale soil vineyard owned by Andrew Peace Wines in Swan Hill, Victoria, along the southern banks of the Murray River.

The Wine
Body: 5, Acidity: 0.65 g/100 mL, Wine type: Robust red

Shiraz provides rich ripe fruit flavours to this wine, along with soft velvety tannins and deep brooding
colour. Mataro, known as Mourvedre in many parts of the world, provides body, structure, firm tannins and earthy, spicy notes. This big, bold, beautiful wine will show soft tannins and rich flavours of jammy black fruits, sweet spice and chocolate. The wine should drink well within 4 months of bottling and cellar for up to 2 years.

The Food
This rich red would complement marinated red meats; saucy barbecued ribs; pulled pork on a bun; beef brisket; rich winter stews; meat pies; fully dressed burgers; grilled steak with barbecue sauce; full-flavoured aged Gouda.