Matured for 8 months in French puncheon. Not specified but I reckon new oak is minimal simply because of the intensity of the fruit. That said, it also has very good structure and texture. Turkey Flat is in a happy place. Drink to 2030.

94/100

James Halliday Halliday Wine Companion

Encounters with unblended Australian Mataro (also known as Mourvèdre) are rare. The origins of Mataro are almost certainly Spanish where it is often called Monastrell. It is the principal black grape of the five appellations that cluster on Spain's South-eastern Mediterranean Coast.

A very late variety in both bud break and ripening season, the Barossa Valley is one of the few areas in Australia that can successfully ripen Mataro. One of the original grapes grown in the Barossa Valley, Mataro thrives in the hot and dry conditions of a Barossa summer.

The wine produced from Mataro’s small, sweet, thick-skinned berries tend to be deeply coloured, rich in spice, high in alcohol and tannin, gamey when young and full of fruit.

Ripeness levels are critical to producing Mataro with this rich level of fruit & spice. Careful selection of French oak enhances the fruit characters and structure of this wine.

Enjoy with: Honest foods of the earth; slow-roast lamb, game with wild mushrooms & thyme or roasted 5-spice duck.

2015 Vintage Tasting notes

A dry, hot summer lead to the earliest start to vintage in Turkey Flat history. Mataro, being a heat loving variety thrived in the heat, ripening for a harvest date of 27th of February. The resulting wine is one of fragrance, flesh and tannin.

This wine is a fresh and exciting representation of Mataro. The opening bouquet is full of blueberries and jubes. Gently savory though classy. A playful and seamless wine that coats the palate in joy. Subtle oak integration over a brief eight months add fine tannins to the finish.

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Reviews and Awards

2015 Turkey Flat Mataro

Turning to the Barossa, where there are some great Monastrell wines made, such as Turkey Flat 2015 Mataro, which while still young has elegant smooth flavours and lingers beautifully.

  • excerpt from Monastrell- the Mighty.

Posted on

29/11/2016

James Halliday on the 2015 Mataro

Matured for 8 months in French puncheon. Not specified but I reckon new oak is minimal simply because of the intensity of the fruit. That said, it also has very good structure and texture. Turkey Flat is in a happy place. Drink to 2030.

94/100

Posted on

04/08/2016

Release history

Vintage Format
2017 750ml bottle $32.00
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2016 Sold out.
2015 Sold out.
2014 Sold out.
2010 Sold out.
2009 Sold out.
2008 Sold out.
2007 Sold out.
2006 Sold out.
2005 Sold out.
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