Tempranillo bottle

2015

Tempranillo

Per Bottle
$24.00

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Case Of 6
$144.00

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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

Vintage 2015 can be best described as having a mild growing season. Spring was dry with temperatures slightly warmer than average and summer temperatures were average to below average for the entire time. Most importantly there were no days of extreme hot weather which is ideal for flavour development. There was a period in late January of high humidity, but careful management of the vines kept the fruit free from disease. The continuing consistent warm days, enabled the vines to ripen the fruit at a consistent rate. This meant there was a reduced need for irrigation which resulted in a very strong vintage for all varieties.

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.

Awards

  • Bronze Medal at 2016 Cowra Wine Show
  • Bronze Medal at 2016 NE Vic Wine Challenge
  • 91 Points from James Halliday (Wine Companion, 2018)

Industry Reviews

WINE STATE MAGAZINE (Dec 2016)

3.5 Stars

“Ripe dark fruit nose with a good lick of oak. Savoury chocolaty palate with grippy, mouth puckering tannins.”

 


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