With every vintage our winemaking team learn more about the influence of the site on the flavour and quality of the wines.
This limited release wine from one of the founding wineries of the region, is the culmination of St Hallett’s desire to explore and showcase the individuality of specific vineyards that exemplify the diversity of classic Barossa Shiraz at its best.
The Mattschoss vineyard is our highest Shiraz vineyard in Eden Valley at an elevation of 489m. The Shiraz block sits in a little amphitheatre which surrounds a rocky outcrop covered in distinctive native vegetation called yuccas. The soil type here consists of very little topsoil, incorporating meta-sandstone, marble and ironstone. The Mattschoss family have spent years focusing on quality in the vineyard and it is now realising it’s true potential. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the fruits of this passion and labour.
This wine opens with an array of dense red and black fruits, blackberry, pepper and oak spice entwine and come to the fore. The palate is soft, luscious, and finely textured with prodigious balance, supported by ripe dark chocolate tannins of great length. It’s an elegant wine which exhibits great depth and complexity and will continue to evolve over time.
95 GOLD POINTS - Halliday Companion 2022
"Hand-picked fruit from 58yo vines at 498m elevation. Partial whole-bunch fermentation; matured 14 months in new and seasoned French oak barrels. The exotic spice of old vines unites with the fragrance of this cool, high site to produce a signature Eden Valley shiraz brimming with character, amplified by whole-bunch fermentation. Potpourri and spice of all kinds make way for a core of crunchy black/blueberry fruit, impeccably supported by dark chocolate French oak. Fine tannins will see it out for the medium term." Tyson Stelzer