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Mattschoss Shiraz Limited Release

Mattschoss Shiraz Limited Release

Mattschoss Shiraz Limited Release

Ever since historic Scots, James Busby and John MacArthur founded the Australian wine industry in the early 19th century, the relationship between Scotland and Australia has been an enduring one.

Guardians of a long history, Thistledown Wine Co. continues the tradition of Scottish ingenuity and great Australian wine. From their small-batch winery in the idyllic Adelaide Hills, they work with pristine fruit sourced from iconic vineyard sites.

High on a hilltop in the Eden Valley, Joel Mattschoss has taken on the rugged, unforgiving soils and landscape- and is winning. It’s got to be one of the most magical sites in all of South Australia and we’re huge fans of Joel’s work. We’re lucky enough that he has entrusted this fruit to us and we’ve now made 3 vintages from it. Planted to 3 different Grenache clones, the yields are very small but the fruit is embued with the energy and charisma of the site.

The 2 vineyard blocks use 3 different clones of Grenache which are hand picked and wild fermented together in concrete. Very gentle extraction focuses on aromatics rather than tannins. Once pressed, the wine was transferred to older, 500l puncheons. No fining or filtration.

Our Advance Release wines are a portal into what the future holds for Thistledown. Joel Mattschoss’ Menglers Hill site is an outstanding, forward thinking vineyard and we’ve been more than impressed by the results so far. This unique release offers a hint of the cooler side of Thistledown’s Barossa Shiraz. Only 400 bottles produced.

Medium weight with pronounced violet, wild raspberry and spice on the nose. Intense, mineral laden, multi layered and beautifully fruited a fine reflection of a remarkable site.

Pork belly, with buffalo mozzarella and balsamic onion.

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Mattschoss Shiraz Limited Release by Thistledown

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: South Australia, Barossa ValleyVintage: 2019Grape Details: ShirazSKU: THIST03

£43.00 a bottle

4 in stock



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Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is one of the major regions in Australia, where many of the major wine companies are based. It is believed the first vineyards were planted in the 1840s by Silesian migrants (who settled in Bethany). There followed a rapid expansion of plantations. The early styles of wines produced were heavy dry red wines and fortified wines that were popular both domestically and in Britain. After the Second World War the styles shifted to lighter table wines with production of Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Barossa Valley is home to some very well known names such as Seppelt, Wolf Blass and Penfolds as well as many smaller producers. The climate is Mediterranean with hot dry summers and cool wet winters, making it ideal for viticulture. The main wine styles: White – Semillon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon-Chardonnay blend; Red – Shiraz (full bodied & ripe) with Old Vine Shiraz a speciality of many vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Shiraz-Grenache-Mataro blend, Cabernet-Merlot blend.

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