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2017

Tempranillo

Per Bottle
$24.00
Case Of 6
$144.00

The combination of tart fruit and tannins make Tempranillo a truly food-friendly wine, pairing well with a broad spectrum of dishes. Try it with traditional Spanish paella or grilled lamb skewers with fennel and parsley quinoa.

Up to 5 years.

Tempranillo [temp-rah-NEE-yo]

 
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Vintage Conditions

Rutherglen Estates 2017 vintage finished 4-6 weeks later than the 2016 vintage due to it being a “favourable” growing season. 2016’s wet winter delayed budburst, and when spring arrived the rains continued well into October. The result of the rains and mild temperatures meant there was decreased frost pressure and therefore
higher disease pressure within the vineyards, which was managed perfectly by our head viticulturalist, Matthew
Partridge and his vineyard team who delivered healthy, very high quality fruit. The vine development through flowering, fruit set and veraison was long and slow. With February the rain dried out and finally the summer sun kicked in, which allowed
consistent ripening. Gradually the sugar, colour and acidity developed in perfect harmony. The 2017 vintage in Rutherglen will produce excellent results for both white and red wines. Bright vibrant fruit characters in the whites, very structured red wines with dark fruit characters, interesting tannin profiles and good length are some of the general features of this year’s
vintage.

Tasting Notes

Tempranillo is considered to be the noble grape of Spain, as it is the backbone of wines made in the well-known northern regions of Rioja and Ribera del Duero. It was traditionally used as a blending partner for Grenache and Shiraz. The name Tempranillo comes from the Spanish word “temprano”, which translates to “little early one”, in reference to its short growing season and early ripening. With many regional synonyms, it is also known as Tinto Fino, Valdepenas and Tinta Roriz (Portugal).
Tempranillo is flourishing in our Rutherglen vineyards, as this early ripening variety is traditionally grown in a similar warm climate. This vibrant and aromatic varietal offers aromas of warm spices, crushed red fruits and the classic elements of tobacco. On the palate elements of berry fruit, a cherry compote finish with mouth-filling grainy tannins.

Winemaking

Our Tempranillo is showing great potential in the vineyard. The wine was fermented in a small static fermenter using a gentle pump over regime to optimise the grapes fantastic grainy tannins whilst preserving its spicy berry flavours.
After 21 days on skins the wine was pressed and matured in a mix of used American and French hogsheads and puncheons for 16 months to add subtle cedar flavours and round out the tannins.

Wine Detail & Analysis

Variety: Tempranillo
Region: Rutherglen, North East Victoria
Harvest date: March, 2017
Release date: November 2018
Alcohol: 14.7%
Oak treatment: 3rd and 4th use French oak barrels
Total acid: 6.5 g/L
pH: 3.52
Residual sugar Dry, less than 1.0g/l


Additional Information

Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 35 cm
Quantity

x Case 6, Per Bottle, Case of 3, Case of 6, Case of 12, Case of 24