100% Mataro (aka Mourvedre).
Aged in seasoned and new (11%) French oak barriques for 18 months to allow the fruit to develop richness, volume and complexity. A further 2 year’s bottle age to bring completeness.
Deep crimson. A pure expression of Mataro with generous dark cherry, dark plum, mulberry flavours, hints of vanilla from new oak, graphite, slinky textures and integrated tannins. Finishes firm with persistent dark fruits and beautiful mineral length.
Caillard Wine is a small family run wine business. Evolving from our first vintage of Mataro in 2008, we now also make a Shiraz and a Cabernet.
It was inevitable that after 37 years under various guises in the wine industry that Andrew Caillard MW, with his wife Bobby, should get involved in making and creating their own wine label. Caillard Wine specialises in Barossa Valley Mataro and Shiraz.
In 2008, inspired by the great experimental South Australian red wines of the 1950s and 1960s we chose to produce a single varietal Mataro (the Australian synonym for Mourvedre). It was then only natural that 5 years later, in 2012, we should also try our hand at Shiraz.
Our aim is to make wine that is delicious to drink, different and pleasing. To achieve this, we source our fruit from exceptional vineyards in the Barossa Valley.