Back in 1980, Paul Boutinot set up what was to become the UK's leading wine distributors. Since then they have grown beyond just distribution and now have theoir own winemaking operations in countries such as Australia, France, South Africa and Italy.
By having their own vineyards, it enables them to practice what they preach. They roll up our sleeves and get stuck in. It gives them the knowledge and capability to experiment, innovate and develop their own unique tasting wines. 'Made by Boutinot' is more than just vineyards and cellars. It’s a longstanding relationships with hundreds of winegrowers around the world. They craft the wines by both vinifying fruit from their own vineyards, and by selecting and blending wine from partner growers. Boutinot's dedicated product managers (including two Masters of Wine) work hand in hand with experienced and highly talented winemakers and blenders. Together they bring the Boutinot winemaking philosophy to life. It's their mission to ensure all 'Made by Boutinot' wines are crafted to taste the way a Boutinot wine should. Never losing sight of the vision to create high quality wines at every price point.
Sixty Clicks is a concept. Normally Boutinot’s wines come from mountains or oceans but Central Victoria is just a flat, featureless plain. All there is to describe the place is vines in time and distance. Sixty clicks in a minute, an hour, frames per second in film, and sixty kms from one side of this farm to the other.
The Shiraz and Mataro grapes used in this blend come from the flatter parts of the vineyard in north-west Victoria. The vineyards run from east to west ensuring they gain the maximum amount of sunlight to give the grapes all the development they need on the red sandy loam soils with clay sub-soil.
The grapes are harvested by machine at night, arriving at the winery to be crushed within the hour and pressed by bag and then moved to the fermentation tanks, where they spend 4 weeks with oak staves, on their skins and pumped over four times a day. The final blending of the Shiraz and Mataro wines are done under strict supervision of the head winemaker, before being transported to the bottling facility.
A really expressive, bright, contemporary Aussie red. The nose of soft, open, chocolatey fruit has a clove note with a palate of fresh brambly, cherry-red fruit that leads to a gently spicy finish.
Great with a BBQ in the summer, comforting meat casseroles in the winter, or just a great all-rounder in between.
- Additional Information
Name Sixty Clicks Shiraz Mataro Country Australia Region Victoria ABV% 13.5% Vintage 2018 Grape Variety 70% Shiraz, 30% Mataro Size 750ml Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans