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2021 The Gambler Barossa Valley Mataro

Jo Seabrook’s maternal ‘papa’, Jack Comerford, was a cheeky, fiery, and kind Irishman, who made a living farming broad-acre wheat, barley, and sheep. During his youth, he discovered a love of fast cars and gambling, which meant when he wasn’t on the farm, he was at the races! He is fondly remembered with a tobacco pipe and encircled in billowing smoke.


2021 "The Gambler" Barossa Valley Mataro - Aromas of black tar, leather and forest floor fruits leap from the glass. Fleshy & bright, this single vineyard Mataro rich with layers of black fruits, spice, cedar and tanned leather. The soft tannins and acidity frame the wine perfectly. This Mataro is from our Home Block vineyard in the Barossa Valley, grown on the eastern ridge of the Barossa Valley. The rows are orientated north south and the vineyard captures most of the afternoon sun. The shallow soils consist of innocuous clay and loams over white non-reactive clays. This coupled with the orientation and aspect allow perfect conditions for early ripening. The small berry size and the low cropping levels provide much of the concentration needed for the blend. The Home block is planted to 30-year-old own roots. The clone is unknown but believed to be of an original Barossa clone. The Mataro is spur pruned and vertically positioned and has consistently produced amazing wines.