Teusner “The Dog Strangler” Mataro

Rest assured these guys are not sadistic dog murderers. They have named this wine after the Mataro grape variety which has also been given the name of the Estangle Chien or Dog Strangler in France. A rich, spicy full-flavoured Barossa example.

Apparently there are more dogs in the Teusner winery than people. I always love those types of wineries. The Mataro grape variety is more commonly known in France as Mouvedre or in Spain as Monastrell. It does however have over 60 other names as well. The grapes from this parcel have been sourced from vineyards around the Barossa Valley. The relationship with the grower is very important to Teusner. They insist on treating them as real people rather than just suppliers. As such they pay them well because they work hard and they produce amazing grapes. By following this philosophy Teusner is able to source fruit from some of the best vineyards in the Barossa Valley. Lots of rich spice and depth to this wine.

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About This Wine

Country
AU
Region
South Australia
Appellation
Barossa Valley
Type
Red
Varietal
Mourvèdre
Soils
sandy clays
Closure
Screwcap
Alcohol
14.5%