“In the wide and wonderful world of wine you’ll find around 60 or more synonyms for one of our favourite varieties – Mataro. There’s the well-known ones such as Mourvedre and Monastrell and lesser known ones such as Balzac and Exparte.
Now we love the mutts at Teusner (where dogs can sometimes out number humans!)...so it’s somewhat ironic that we chose this particular name for Mataro...Estrangle Chien in France...The Dog Strangler in the Barossa! Select parcels of old vine Mataro have been sourced from all over the Barossa...from Vine Vale, Greenock, Moppa and Ebenezer...all vinified separately to produce a wine that is complex and a pleasure to drink.
2013 was dry. How dry? The driest growing and harvest period on record in the Barossa. But those conditions didn’t trouble the old vineyards with their roots deep down in the sandy soils, and we made some cracking wines. There’s plenty of dark plum, mulberry fruits and five spice character on this Dog’s nose. Rich, savoury and spicy on the palate...all the stuff that makes us love this variety in abundance. This Dog is clearly ‘Best in Show’!”
KYM TEUSNER, CHIEF DOG HANDLER