THE INDEPENDENT SHIRAZ MATARO 2016
Let it be known that Kym Teusner once said to his peers that Barossa Shiraz could be a bit boring. Fairly independent thinking coming from a Barossa winemaker. Defending himself, Kym will insist what he did say was that as good as Barossa Shiraz is, adding Mataro will make it taste even better!
- TEUSNER VISION
- BACKGROUND SPIEL
- PLEASURABLE NEWS
“My blend of Shiraz and Mataro has won a loyal legion of fans who love its expressive, savoury Barossan goodness. Since we started making it, it’s picked up a bit of silverware at the local wine show and a gong for the “Best Value Red Wine in Australia” in Nick Stock’s Good Wine Guide. Even the testing 2011 vintage wears a bit of gold bling courtesy of the good folk at the Adelaide Wine Show. We here at Teusner have always followed our own path. Indulging in our love of the Barossa classics – Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz, the old vine fruit we’re lucky enough to receive from our growers, and making the style of wine we like to drink ourselves. Our good fortune is found in the restaurants and wine shops that love stocking and selling our wine and the wine drinkers who stick their hands in their pockets to buy the stuff…which enables us to keep on the pleasure path that is making wine in the Barossa.
Ultimately, the irony of independence is that you rarely achieve it standing alone. Thanks for the support and enjoy the wine!”
KYM TEUSNER, WINEMAKER
2014 Vintage reviews
“50% shiraz (20-30yo), 50% mataro (50+yo), machine-harvested, crushed/destemmed, open-fermented with cultured yeast, 5 days on skins, 12 months in oak. A 50/50% blend of these two varieties isn’t common, but works well in this instance, introducing a savoury crosscut to the shiraz, the tannins work well too. The branded glass bottle is a marketing plus.”
AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION AUGUST 2016