Kitchen Garden Mataro 2016

Tasting Note

Behind the historic farm house, now home to Shingleback’s Tasting Room, in what used to be the old kitchen garden a small Mataro (Mourvédre) vineyard stands.

Today the restaurant kitchen produces fine local fare, enhancing our wines and welcoming visitors to “the Vale”.

Deep red. Brooding primary aromas of bramble and mulberry are enhanced with notes of earthy chocolate and spice. The generous palate overflows with rich blackberry flavours, balanced by a natural acidity. Moreish chewy and savoury tannins complete this medium to full bodied Mataro.

* No animal products are used in the production of this wine.


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Gold medals: 
  • 2018 Australian Alternate Varieties Wine Show, class 24
  • 2018 Royal Queensland Wine Show, class 36
  • 2018 International Wine Challenge, Vienna
  • 2018 Cairns Wine Show, class 7
  • 2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition
  • 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show, class 44
Silver medals: 
  • 2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show, class 41
  • 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, class 45
  • 2018 McLaren Vale Wine Show, class 18
  • 2019 International Wine Challenge, UK
  • 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, UK
  • 2019 McLaren Vale Wine Show, class 20
  92 pts – 2020 James Halliday Wine Companion   4 1/2 stars, Top in Category - Winestate Magazine, McLaren Vale Tasting 2020


McLaren Vale


100% McLaren Vale Mataro




6.0 g/L

Titratable Acidity

James Halliday
Wine Companion 2020

Machine-harvested, destemmed, 9 days on skins, matured for 12 months in used oak. The vintage waved its wand over this usually morose variety; cherry fruit and spice, dark chocolate and earth. Special Value.

92 pts
Winewise magazine
Championship Other Dry Reds

This is a sophisticated mataro, devoid of the rusticity this variety sometimes brings with it. The attractive aromas tend towards mulberry, while the palate is rich and long, balanced by savoury tannins.

Ralph Kyte-Powell,

Spicy berry, currant and chocolatey aromas lead the way here, with some earthy regional notes in the background. The palate is savoury and tight, medium in body and finely balanced with drying tannins and a long finish. Another positive argument for straight varietal mataro.

Winestate Magazine
McLaren Vale Tasting

Soft seductive style with beetroot-like intensity to the nose and a floral lift. Generous spicy plum flavours, good oak integration and fine tannins.

4 1/2 stars