2019 Massena The Moonlight Run Grenache Mataro Shiraz - Damaged Label
Established in 2000 Massena is owned by Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins who until 2006 were employed full time at other Barossa wineries (Dan as winemaker at Torbreck and Jaysen as general manager at Turkey Flat). All Massena wines are from 100% Barossa valley fruit from dry-farmed, low yielding vines up to 155 years age located in the north-western Barossa. The Moonlight Run takes its name from Dan and Jaysen’s midnight drive back to the Barossa after working vintage in the Clare Valley. Inspired by the wines of Chateauneuf du Pape it is aged in both tank and barrel.
Succulent yet fresh, this is a highly delicious Barossa GMS blend.
A blend of 36% Grenache, 34% Mataro and 30% Shiraz sourced from the sub regions of Southern Moppa, Light Pass, Greenock, Angaston Foothills and Tanunda. Very deep black dark red colour with a dark red hue. Jumping out of the glass are enticing aromatics of dark raspberry, ripe blueberry, dark plum and liquorice which are trailed by notions of fennel, vanillin confectionary and light spicy earth. Rich and silky yet simultaneously elegant and fresh, the palate is layered with dark raspberry, ripe blueberry and liquorice fruits which show plenty of intensity and flesh. Elements of fennel, vanillin cedar and spicy earth lie in the back half. Succulent, yet poised with velvety tannins and excellent power, it finishes long, bright and highly delicious.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.