A Blend Pioneered Back in the 1950s
Crayford Barossa Valley Shiraz Mataro 2007
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
When I commenced in the liquor trade a tiny gem in the Penfolds portfolio was the Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro. I encouraged many customers to buy the wine as it was quite cheap, much cheaper than the other Bin numbers, and had a lovely thick rich taste. It came out of experiments that Max Schubert and other Penfolds winemakers did in the immensely creative period from the late 1940s to the mid 1960s. Bin 2 was discontinued in the 1980s though they did keep making it for the U.K. as drinkers were familiar with the style.
So coming to the Barossa it was natural that Glug would have a great interest in blends including mataro. Thus the Crayford is 86% Shiraz from the Pfeiffer vineyards at Stonewell in the Western Ridges and the 14% of Mataro is from the Riebke vineyards in the northern Barossa.
The wine was made and blended at the Veritas winery in the Barossa Valley.