Lengthened and Firmed with Mataro
PPB 41 Premium Private Bin Three Hares Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016
Region: Barossa Valley
The three great heritage varieties of the Barossa Valley are blended in this winemakers trial; how best to arrange the three is an ongoing test of skill and palate.
I prefer the PPB 41 over others for the strength of the Mataro which firms up the finish. Similar blends will have been made since the first reds were produced as the early vineyards were only partly separated into varieties and in any case when the harvest began they would all have been picked all at once and fermented them together. The benefits of modern day winemaking were a century away.