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New Vintages of Metricup Road

16
May
Evans & Tate - E&T Metricup Road

 

The newest releases of the Evans & Tate Metricup Road range are now all available.

The range consists of a Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay and the famous Margaret River blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.

Evans & Tate Head Winemaker Matthew Byrne says that the unique regional character in each wine is showcased by crafting premium parcels of fruit from selected vineyards to create vibrant and expressive wines.

 

Evans & Tate - Dusk Vineyards

 

2013 Evans and Tate Metricup Road Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

 

Notes: 

Subtle savoury elements on the palate consisting of spiced custard apple and fresh yeast from barrel fermentation and time on lees has added a lovely succulence and sweetness to the mid palate on this wine.

 

Winemaker Matthew Byrne says:

“We produce this wine by encouraging a minimal handling of the Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc which helps retain the vibrant primary fruit flavours and aromas critical to the Metricup Road Semillon Sauvignon Blanc style.”

 

 

2013 Evans and Tate Metricup Road Chardonnay 

 

Notes:

The lifted aromas are due to the outstanding fruit we source for this wine each year. Keeping true to a Margaret River nose, aromas of nectarine, citrus fruits and white peach overlay the savoury notes of toasty and dried herbs characteristics.

 

Winemaker Matthew Byrne says: 

“This Chardonnay fruit was picked with optimum flavour, concentration and acid balance. To allow this, harvest occurred in the coolest period between midnight and 7am. This preserved the fruit quality and freshness.”

 

Campbell Mattinson, 93 points:

“The Metricup Road range out of Evans & Tate has hit the ground running over the past year or two. The momentum continues here with this Margaret River chardonnay.

Bold aroma and flavour carries all the way from the start to a resounding finish. This offers a mouthful of chardonnay flavour without sacrificing either freshness or balance. It tastes of stone fruits and citrus and spicy/creamy oak. Needless to say it has excellent intensity. Value is very good.”

 

 

Evans and Tate - Matthew Byrne Evans and Tate Winemaker

 

2012 Evans and Tate Metricup Road Cabernet Merlot

 

Notes:

The 2012 vintage was outstanding for Margaret River where the conditions allowed for wines to have mature, fine tannins with an opulent structure.

 

Matthew Byrne says: 

The central and northern parts of Margaret River winemaking region consistently produce wines with intense colour, ripe fruit flavours and a fine, silken tannin profile with the ability to age. The 2012 vintage has highlighted these aspects in the wine.”

 

Gary Walsh, 91 points:

“A quick price check reveals this can be found at under $15, when buying in any six. Amazing.

Smells like Margaret River Cabernet with its dusty herbal perfume, red and black fruit, and a lick of mocha oak. Medium to full, with a slight glycerol feel with subtle sweetness, polished tannin, nougat and tobacco and even acidity. Bit of grip and chalky tannin on finish – all nice things. Good regional Cabernet delivered and ready to drink.”

 

2011 Evans and Tate Metricup Road Shiraz

 

Notes:

The palate on this wine is very rich yet elegant showing remarkable harmony and integration. Long pure flavours of Shiraz fills the mouth with spicy rich fruit flavour combined with textural elements consisting of fine, youthful tannins.

 

Matthew Byrne says: 

“When crafting this Shiraz we create two different batches, one which was inoculated early and one that was cold soaked for an extended period. Combining the two contributes different flavours and builds a more interesting textual profile.”

 

 

You can explore the whole Metricup Road Range here or find out more about winemaker Matt Byrne here. 

 

 

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