White Label Shiraz Cabernet 2019

Metala

White Label Shiraz Cabernet 2019

Metala

White Label Shiraz Cabernet 2019

RRP (750 mL)
$23.00
750 mL
$13.00
6 x 750 mL
$78.00

Overview

Overview

Created using exceptional fruit from South Australia’s Langhorne Creek region, Metala Continues to be a stalwart of the Australian wine Industry.

Winner of the inaugural jimmy Watson trophy in 1962, the Metala family of wines have stood the test of time with its timeless label and exceptional, consistent quality each vintage.

Varietal Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2019
Country Australia
Region Langhorne Creek
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2024
Winemaker Richard Mattner

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Bright fruits of plum, blueberries and red currants.

Flavours and Palate

This traditional Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is medium bodied with fine velvety tannins length and depth of flavour. Subtle oak brings depth of flavour to the dark berry fruits of mulberry, plums and hints of mint.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Langhorne Creek, South Australia

Nestled among gum trees on an ancient flood plain between the Bremer and Angas rivers, Langhorne Creek is one of Australia’s best-kept viticultural secrets. Its deep, alluvial soils and the surprisingly cool influence of nearby Lake Alexandrina produce soft and fragrantly elegant reds with distinctive mintiness.

Above average winter rains ahead of a dry and warmer than average summer resulted in solid vintage conditions for Langhorne Creek. Winter rainfall was above average, leading to a number of floods through the older floodplain vineyards. Spring rainfall was around average, while Summer rainfall was relatively low keeping disease pressure under control. Temperatures were higher than average, with a number of short heatwaves across South Australia, but Langhorne Creek vines suffered only a little, receiving welcome relief thanks to the reliable cooling southerly breezes most evenings during the summer and autumn ripening periods. Langhorne Creek red harvesting commenced in earnest in early March. Overall an excellent vintage for wine quality; the wines are more fruit focused than floral, with excellent tannins structure and palate length.

Richard Mattner

Growing up in the Barossa Valley, winemaker Richard Mattner was never far from wine. His grandfather's vineyard at the highly-regarded Light Pass district was Richard's playground during the school holidays. Upon leaving school, Richard gained employment as a cellar hand and began a career in the wine industry in 1993. Richard was destined to be a winemaker and in 2004 he graduated from Charles Sturt University with Bachelor of Applied Science (Wine Science). Richard says winemaking is an art and just another way of creatively expressing himself. In addition to his passion for red wine, Richard has a keen interest in all things sports and loves nothing more than to relax with friends and enjoy a char-grilled scotch fillet on the barbeque perfectly matched with a bottle of wine, of course.