GSM is always a good barbecue wine option. This release from Paisley Wines has a meaty profile that asks for it.
Your face lights up immediately when you meet Brioni. Her infectious smile brightens the room and this wine, much like her, brightens the mood big time. Vibrant and energetic, it's a blend of Mataro, Touriga and Shiraz. Loaded with juicy fruit, it's all party shoes on and let's get dancing. More like this please - it is an absolute beauty.
Just imagine a glass overflowing with raspberries and mulberries and that's what you get with this GSM on your first sip. Bursting with fruit and a long savoury tail, this is very well done.
"Get in it the ice bucket and get your friends around you," says Tim Smith. He'd be right. You could smash this in quick time. This is his second Rosé release and it's just as stunning as the previous. If this was on the pour in a wine bar or by the pool, I'm there.
Step right up. Step right up!
Stop-Start Touring and Covid Interuptions Management present the Shit Show! A Yarra Valley Mataro unleashing a few frustrations born from the impact of the pandemic.
Medium-bodied red fruit driven Mataro meets a muscular Graciano in this 80/20 blend. A new label from the Granite Belt, these Storm King Wine Co wines have landed on the scene with a respectable presence. Debuting with three wines in the range (including Vermentino & Shiraz Malbec), considered winemaking with wines such as these continue to raise the profile of the Queensland industry.
Gimme all the wings and a glass or two of this. Yummo! The spiced plums and smokey characters of this Mataro fly the flag proudly. A respectable density and gripping meatiness call for smoked and charred meats.
Friday night, a bag of Samboy barbecue chips, some footy on the television as rain taps on the roof plus a large glass of this = winning!
I always enjoy the background stories and learning that comes with wine labels. So today's lesson is that the Clurichaun is the bad-tempered cousin of the Leprechaun. There you go. From the southern end of the Barossa comes this dense and spicy Mataro.
The last Alice's Mataro release was 2019 so it's good to see it in bottle once again. From the impeccable Barossa 2021 vintage, this is an attractive wine inside and out.
An impressive Mataro that is ready for you to sink your teeth into. This is the first release of this wine - a celebration of the 100-year-old vineyard that was planted in 1920. Mataro lovers ought to black book this as it's due for release in coming months.