2020 Massena The Moonlight Run GMS Barossa Valley – A blend of Grenache 36%, Mataro 34% and Shiraz 30% create this elegant little number that really over delivers.
The Moonlight Run was their midnight drive back to the Barossa after working vintage in the Clare Valley in 1999. They would crave a soft slurpy wine to wash down a hard night’s work, so they decided to make their own. They take inspiration from Southern Rhone wines and this is their take on them.
Mataro gives roasted cumin, cinnamon, peppercorn and savoury profile that is complimented by dark cherry and kirsch nuances from the Grenache. Some raspberry sweetness from the Tanunda Shiraz complete a truly complex and intriguing blended wine. A true reflection of the heralded 2018 vintage, where volume and weight is there on show, but it lets all the complexities of these aromatic varieties take centre stage. The usual firm tannin line suggests potential for time in the cellar.
Single Price: $34.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $25.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $300.00