The 2007 Tempranillo was the first release of this single vineyard wine, with only 100 dozen cases made. We’ve been trialling a number of different grape varieties that perform well in warmer climates and use less water. At this stage, Tempranillo shows great promise for the region. Being a lighter style the wine is approachable and soft with attractive aromatics
|100%:||Organic | Biodynamic | Vegan|
|Colour:||Vibrant red with purple hues|
|Aroma:||A fruit forward nose with hints of lavender, Turkish delight and pomegranate|
|Palate:||Medium bodied wine with raspberry fruits, cinnamon and cloves. A touch of oak and soft, silky tannins on the finish|
A drink now style of wine, however careful cellaring of 4-8 years will be rewarded
The grapes where hand pick and selectively harvested at optimum flavour and sugar equilibrium. After a light crushing and destemming, we fermented the must in small batch open ferments. After 10 –14 days of a combination of hand plung-ing, pump overs and temperature control we pressed one parcel of must into new and mature French and American oak barriques for maturation of six months. The second parcel was pressed to a stain-less steel tank and kept fresh for six months prior to blending and bottling.
2016 Tempranillo - 93pt Halliday Wine Companion 2017