Mataro continues to blossom apace as the sleeper red variety of South Australia. Fortunately the drinking public seems to agree. Tonic has to admit they’re still waiting for the #lastnightmatarosavedmylife hashtag to go viral, but they persist. It will happen! This is Clare Valley Mataro at it’s most delectable and delicious. Tonic Mataro 2017 comes from relatively young Mataro vines (18 years of age) in the Armagh area of the Clare Valley. All the fruit was hand-picked with about 30% whole bunches included.
Tonic Wines is a small batch project being undertaken by two friends with similarly nerdy wine habits. Glenn is an experienced winemaker with genuinely practical skills…actually quite a lot of them. Dan’s background is in wine drinking, talking and educating and after a recent stint as a wine-stained cellar hand he now knows about ‘righty-tighty, lefty loosey’ but that’s about it. Tonic doesn’t really believe in boring wine. It’s a waste of time for your senses and deprives you of a memorable experience. Don’t short change yourself; life is too short. Only drink wine that makes you want to have a second glass. The name Tonic comes from the apothecaries, merchants, and botanists of yore, those who created remedies and delights directly from the Earth. The individual spirit in which these people from then possessed is what Tonic replicates today – wine that is truly them and exactly what they envisioned it should taste like.
The Finer Details Style – Red Wine Varietal – Mataro Country – Australia Region – Clare Valley Vintage – 2017 Bottle Size – 750ml ABV – 13.7%