Tempranillo

Tempranillo

2022 Tempranillo

McLaren Vale, South Australia

Befitting to our Mediterranean climate, Tempranillo exudes silky texture and a delicious juxtaposition of floral and savoury vibes

From $25.00 per 750ml

    Description

    The 2007 Tempranillo was the first release of this single vineyard wine, with only 100 dozen cases made. We’ve been trialing 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.

    Wine Details

    • Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
    • Vintage 2022
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Tempranillo
    • Variety Composition

      Organic/Biodynamic

    • Vegan Friendly
    • Organic Wine
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 13.5%
    • PH

      3.82

    • Standard Drinks 8
    • Acidity

      5.07

    • Sugar

      1.6

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Vintage Notes

      Well, you thought 2021 was good but I bet you hadn’t heard about 2022 yet! With most of the country experiencing extreme La Niña conditions, in McLaren Vale we were hit with the lucky stick and enjoyed plenty of soil moistening rain through the winter but no extreme events. Budburst was a breath of new life after a long cool Winter and conditions were ideal up to flowering where things went a bit haywire. Crazy Melbourne type weather blew a lot of the flowers away before they could turn into fruit… but less fruit, more quality and coming off a bumper 2021 vintage it helped balance things out. We had a lovely cool summer, which helped ripening happen nice and slow, just the way we like it. Vintage was well spread out with fine days through most of March allowing us to choose when to pick and preserve stunning, natural acidity.

    • Vineyard Notes

      Landcross (bush vines), Jones Block and Hilltop Vineyard

    • Colour

      Venetian red with whispers of lavender

    • Bouquet

      Dark boysenberry fruits play off against floral prairies meeting the edge of the forest floor bringing a touch of wild herbs and peachy musk undertones.

    • Palate

      Balanced soft acid is punctuated by dusty sandalwood notes from the delicate hand of oak and finished with bites of crusty blueberry pie.

    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

      A fantastic wine to drink when young, however, careful cellaring of 5-10 years will be rewarded.

    • Food Matches

      Tapas, roasted vegetables and Mexican food such as nachos, burritos and any dish with corn as a major ingredient

    • Music Match

      San Francisco — Scott McKenzie

    • Vinification

      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

      Ashleigh Seymour

    Description

    The 2007 Tempranillo was the first release of this single vineyard wine, with only 100 dozen cases made. We’ve been trialing 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.

    Wine Details

    • Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
    • Vintage 2022
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Tempranillo
    • Variety Composition

      Organic/Biodynamic

    • Vegan Friendly
    • Organic Wine
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 13.5%
    • PH

      3.82

    • Standard Drinks 8
    • Acidity

      5.07

    • Sugar

      1.6

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Vintage Notes

      Well, you thought 2021 was good but I bet you hadn’t heard about 2022 yet! With most of the country experiencing extreme La Niña conditions, in McLaren Vale we were hit with the lucky stick and enjoyed plenty of soil moistening rain through the winter but no extreme events. Budburst was a breath of new life after a long cool Winter and conditions were ideal up to flowering where things went a bit haywire. Crazy Melbourne type weather blew a lot of the flowers away before they could turn into fruit… but less fruit, more quality and coming off a bumper 2021 vintage it helped balance things out. We had a lovely cool summer, which helped ripening happen nice and slow, just the way we like it. Vintage was well spread out with fine days through most of March allowing us to choose when to pick and preserve stunning, natural acidity.

    • Vineyard Notes

      Landcross (bush vines), Jones Block and Hilltop Vineyard

    • Colour

      Venetian red with whispers of lavender

    • Bouquet

      Dark boysenberry fruits play off against floral prairies meeting the edge of the forest floor bringing a touch of wild herbs and peachy musk undertones.

    • Palate

      Balanced soft acid is punctuated by dusty sandalwood notes from the delicate hand of oak and finished with bites of crusty blueberry pie.

    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

      A fantastic wine to drink when young, however, careful cellaring of 5-10 years will be rewarded.

    • Food Matches

      Tapas, roasted vegetables and Mexican food such as nachos, burritos and any dish with corn as a major ingredient

    • Music Match

      San Francisco — Scott McKenzie

    • Vinification

      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

      Ashleigh Seymour