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Serafino Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2019

Special Price $25.00 Regular Price $28.00
Young and super tight, this GSM has a long future ahead of it. Drop it in a decanter or vroom it through a vinturi if you are going to drink it now. The good stuff as follows… blue fruits, black tea, cherries, plums, spice, musk, focused acidity and silky tannins. In the bad stuff column… nuttin!
Serafino Grenache Shiraz Mataro
Wine Specs
Variety
Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro
Vintage
2019
Winery
Winemaker
Charles Whish
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2030
Bling
Trophy, Gold Medal, 96pts James Halliday, 95pts Wine Pilot, 95pts The Real Review
Alcohol %
14.5
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Serafino (Steve) Maglieri arrived in McLaren vale in 1968 determined to enter the wine industry. From picking, pruning and cellar hand work to planting his own vineyards and building his first winery, Steve has enjoyed great success. Today the Serafino vineyards have expanded to 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale land and a new state of the art winery, purpose built for small batch production.
McLaren Vale, SA

Region

McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowne ...
Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. The climate is markedly different from the Barossa, being much more Mediterranean with four clear seasons and higher rainfalls. McLaren Vale reds reflect this, showing deep complexity and power along with the ability to cellar for decades. While Shiraz grabs the most attention, chocolate-rich Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays and Viogniers are worth sampling. The climate is influenced by ocean breezes coming in from the Gulf of St. Vincent to the west and the altitude of the Sellicks Hill ... Read Full Article
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Serafino Wines

Winery

Serafino Wines

Serafino (Steve) Maglieri arrived in McLaren Vale in 1968 determined to enter the wine ind ...
Serafino (Steve) Maglieri arrived in McLaren Vale in 1968 determined to enter the wine industry. Steve was hands on from the beginning, getting his hands dirty with picking, pruning and cellar hand work and planting his own vineyards, building his first winery.  Steve has enjoyed great success. Today, the Serafino vineyards have expanded to over 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale land including a new state of the art winery, purpose built for small batch production. Serafino make brilliant Shiraz and alternative varietals but also manage to conjure magic in unexpected ways. McLaren Vale does not have a world class reputation for Chardonnay or Cabern ... Read Full Article
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Mourvèdre

Variety

Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre, Mataró, or Monastrell is variety of wine grape used to make both ...
Mourvèdre, Mataró, or Monastrell is variety of wine grape used to make both strong, dark red wines and rosés. It is an international variety grown in many regions around the world. In Australia There are around 12 square kilometres of Mourvèdre in Australia, with the most significant plantings in South Australia and New South Wales. It is usually found in Rhone-style GSM blends of Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre. It has also found its way into Australian fortified wines. Characteristics Mourvèdre produces tannic wines that can be high in alcohol, and is most successful in Rhone-style blends. It has a particular ... Read Full Article
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Serafino Wines
Serafino Wines

Serafino (Steve) Maglieri arrived in McLaren Vale in 1968 determined to enter the wine industry.

Steve was hands on from the beginning, getting his hands dirty with picking, pruning and cellar hand work and planting his own vineyards, building his first winery.  Steve has enjoyed great success. Today, the Serafino vineyards have expanded to over 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale land including a new state of the art winery, purpose built for small batch production. Serafino make brilliant Shiraz and alternative varietals but also manage to conjure magic in unexpected ways. McLaren Vale does not have a world class reputation for Chardonnay or Cabernet production, yet, year in year out, Serafino make fabulous Chardonnay and Cabernet.

Read more
Mourvèdre
Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre, Mataró, or Monastrell is variety of wine grape used to make both strong, dark red wines and rosés. It is an international variety grown in many regions around the world.

In Australia

There are around 12 square kilometres of Mourvèdre in Australia, with the most significant plantings in South Australia and New South Wales. It is usually found in Rhone-style GSM blends of Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre. It has also found its way into Australian fortified wines.

Characteristics

Mourvèdre produces tannic wines that can be high in alcohol, and is most successful in Rhone-style blends. It has a particular affinity for Grenache, softening it and giving it structure. Its taste varies greatly according to area, but often has a wild, gamey or earthy flavour, with soft red fruit flavours.

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McLaren Vale, SA
McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. The climate is markedly different from the Barossa, being much more Mediterranean with four clear seasons and higher rainfalls. McLaren Vale reds reflect this, showing deep complexity and power along with the ability to cellar for decades. While Shiraz grabs the most attention, chocolate-rich Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays and Viogniers are worth sampling.

The climate is influenced by ocean breezes coming in from the Gulf of St. Vincent to the west and the altitude of the Sellicks Hill Range to the south. Soil type is varied, ranging from red-brown loam and sand to dark clay and the often-mentioned terra rosa. A misspell of the Italian phrase "terra rossa" (meaning "red soil"), this ruddy-red stuff is left behind when limestone breaks down, and any viticulturist will tell you it's great stuff to grow vines in due

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