Woods Crampton Black Label Barossa Mataro 2017

Type: Red
Country: Australia
Region: Barossa Valley
Grape Variety: Mourvedre, Grenache
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Viticulture: Certified Organic

Climate: Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall and humidity
Terroir: Sourced exclusively from the Marschall vineyard, a eighty year old organic and dry-grown vineyard, planted on its own rootstocks to clones unknown, in the Vine Vale district. The loose sandy soils reflect sunlight and are well suited to Mataro
Winemaking: Made using Burgundian techniques and a “hands-off” philosophy. The fruit is hand-picked and sorted before a cold soak for five days at seven degrees. The fruit is primarily de-stemmed and split into small one and two-tonne fermenters with around fifteen per cent whole bunches laid across the bottom. Hand plunged twice daily and allowed to ferment totally dry before pressing in a very old very gentle pneumatic press and racking to old large format oak (four hundred and eighty litre). Not racked or stirred for 15 months. Bottled without fining and minimal sulphur addition

Color: Deep dark red
Nose: The nose is dark and ripe, unveiling with time aromas of dark berry fruit, blueberry, kirsch and mince pie spice
Palate: The palate is supple and intense with liquorice and dark fruit flavours wrapped in savoury spice and framed by fine tannins. The opulent fruit is balanced well by stalky whole bunch complexity and beautifully fine tannins

About the Winery:
Woods Crampton, established in 2006 by brothers Peter and Rob Woods, has become a fixture of the Barossa. A small winery with a penchant for modernist Italian varietals and ambitious blends, Woods Crampton makes small-batch wines that are always expressive and balanced. The Woods brothers use techniques reminiscent of their much-admired homeland — Italy — focusing on indigenous grape varieties and blending diverse terroirs together for unexpected results. The wines are modern, balanced and make clubbing with your friends sound like a good idea.

For a small winery, Woods Crampton has achieved a lot in a small amount of time. Part of the Barossa new wave, Woods Crampton makes contemporary wines, balancing character, complexity and freshness, a world away from the fruit bombs of the past.