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Turkey Flat 2014 Mataro: Tasting Note

With about 16 different names around the world its no wonder consumers get confused with Mataro/Mourvedre/Monastrell/Esparte et al.  So I’m sure wine enthusiasts will be grateful for Turkey Flat deciding to use the much easier to pronounce Mataro.  Turkey Flat mataro

On the nose the Turkey Flat 2014 Mataro has some sweet blue fruits, floral violets, and gamey meats in the background. Nice complexity. On the palate its medium bodied, which wouldn’t dominate too many foods.

Savouriness is the dominant character rather than fruit, which makes a nice change for a Barossa wine. Black olive brine, beef stock/Marmite savouriness lurking in the depths. Acid contributing to the juiciness. Fine tannins make for a seductive and interesting drink. Middle of winter, slow cooked goodness (specifically a Moroccan roast vegetable tagine) and the Turkey Flat Mataro, would be a perfect match.

Also check out the new release of the Turkey Flat 2013 Butcher Block Red.

Alcohol: 14.5%
RRP: $32
Region: Barossa
Source: Provided by producer

Schwartz 2012 Meta Mataro: Tasting Note

The new Meta range from Schwarz Wine Co includes a Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache.  Meta being defined an abstraction from a well known concept. 

Schwarz Meta Mataro

Schwarz Meta Mataro

Continuing on with this abstraction idea, the Schwartz Meta Mataro displays all you would expect from Mataro.

Lots of dark berries, a bit of earthy funk and some warm spices on the nose. On the palate nice and bright, fresh and juicy. Morelo cherries, dark plums and some stewed rhubarb.

This was actually enjoyed with char-grilled ratatouille, where the smokey charred vegetables balanced with the earthiness and spice. The acid in the dish balanced with the freshness of the wine. But any tomato based dish would work.

Also check out the Schwartz Meta Shiraz, and the Schwartz Meta Grenache.

RRP $35
Alc 13.9%
Bottles: 500
Sample: Provided by producer