Hither and Yon Grenache Mataro
WHY WE LOVE IT
- As pretty as it is tasty, this bright-purple blend is lively and succulent with plenty of grip and fresh acidity.
- Red berry fruits on Grenache Mataro take center stage, complemented by a savory earthiness.
- Hither and Yon Grenache Mataro will age well and is sure to be a big hit around the dinner table once it’s opened.
Varietal Composition: 70% Grenache, 30% Mataro
Elaboration: The fruit was hand-picked and gently destemmed and cold crushed to open top fermenters. 50% of whole berries retained, keeping them cool, then gently warmed to ferment over 2 days. Once fermentation commenced the must was gently pumped over 2 times every 24 hours. Primary fermentation took place for 8 to 10 days. Once the wines were dry, they were pressed to tank where the free run juice and all pressings were combined.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of Blackcurrant, English breakfast tea, Amaro. Berry fruits, leafy herbs, lively mouth feel, succulent. Raspberry chocolate bullets then garrigue and earth, pleasant after grip and fresh acidity. Long with good structure for ageing, medium weight, svelte and tense.
2020 – 93 James Suckling
2021 – 92 Vinous
Established in 1980 by their parents, Richard and Malcolm Leask have shaken up the status quo, creating “a significant culture of change” in South Australia’s McLaren Vale. The brothers are futurists, embracing innovation and planting alternative varieties to attract a new generation of wine lovers while helping to save their part of the planet. Hither & Yon is South Australia’s first carbon-neutral certified winery.
Regenerative agriculture – “from grass to glass” – is the foundation of the Leask brothers’ philosophy toward producing award-winning wine and protecting the environment. Regenerative agriculture is a dynamic, holistic system emphasizing carbon sequestration, biodiversity, and soil nutrition as a way of conserving water and naturally nourishing the vines.