Tempranillo

West Cape Howe

McClaren Vale, South Australia

Tempranillo

History

Parcels of grapes from each of the two regions were harvested and fermented separately. Perth Hills harvested on 10 March and the Frankland portion on 9 April. Before fermentation, a portion of the juice was run off for increased concentration of flavour. The wine was matured for 10 months in older French oak to maintain varietal characteristics. By blending the wine after maturation, they were able to create a balance of the best qualities these two regions have to offer.

Color

Very deep plummy red with crimson hues.

Bouquet

Lovely berry fruits; intense aromas of blue berries with some spiced plum fruit characters.

Palate

A generously flavoured and well structured dry red. Has the dark cherry fruit flavours and savoury characters typical of Tempranillo, balanced by the dusty tannins that give the wine great palate length.

Food suggestions

Poultry, pork and veal.

Cellering

5 years

22.00 CHF/bt.