McLaren Vale, South Australia
Befitting to our Mediterranean climate, Tempranillo exudes silky texture and a delisious juxtaposition of floral and savoury vibes
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.
- Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
- Sub Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
- Vintage 2022
- Type Red Wine
- Variety Tempranillo
- Variety Composition
- Vegan Friendly ✔
- Organic Wine ✔
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 13.5%
- Standard Drinks 8
- Closure ScrewCap
- Bottling Date
- Vintage Notes
2021 was one of those dream vintages that don’t come along every year; cool, refreshing nights and dreamy, sun-kissed days without any extended stretches of intense heat. After a warmer than usual November there were only four days above 40 degrees. It was mainly dry throughout the ripening season with the odd spattering of just enough rain to keep the grapes beautifully plump, juicy and full of bright fruit flavours and time to dry out in between so disease pressure was low. The gentle undulation between these varying temperatures and perfectly healthy canopies allowed us to really ponder picking times, spending plenty of time out in the vineyard tasting grapes getting the timing of picking just right. The generous harvest has rewarded us with delightfully delicate fruit and varietal characters, with each variety singing its own tune. Natural acids are in perfect balance and the smooth, sensuous tannins completed by an epic energetic vibration that we can’t wait to share with you.
- Vineyard Notes
Landcross (bush vines), Jones Block and Hilltop Vineyard
Venetian red with whispers of lavender
Jujubes, star anise and fat juicy red cherries transport you to a seaside produce market on the Costa del Sol.
Like wandering through a stone archway into an exquisite orchard, this Tempranillo has an enveloping mouthfeel finishing with the softness of the clouds passing overhead.
- Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Good: Immediately Better: Winter 2022 Best: Winter 2022—2025
- Food Matches
Tapas, roasted vegetables and Mexican food such as nachos, burritos and any dish with corn as a major ingredient
- Music Match
Despacito—Luis Fonsi Feat. Daddy Yankee
The grapes in each individual vineyard are tasted over and over again until reaching perfect plumpness. Each vineyard block is fermented separately in small open top fermenters and painstakingly hand plunged for around 14 days until the sugars are completely dry. Racked into older French oak barriques and puncheons to rest for the next eight months before blending and bottling for your enjoyment.
- Wine Maker