Tempranillo

Small Batch Wines  |  2006 Tempranillo

Vintage Notes:

The hot & dry 2006 vintage was off the back of a very wet spring, allowing for great development of flavour on the Taranga vineyard. Tempranillo is a new variety to our vineyard, and it is one that shows great promise. It has very different tannins to Shiraz, and has a great savoury character- making it a brilliant wine to have with food. We look forward to working with this fabulous variety more in the future.

Reviews

  • Tony Harper, Brisbane News, December 2007

     With it's exotic range of dried herb characters and grippy, chewy structure. To my mind, it's a perfect snapshot of what tempranillo should look like.. and that's a rare bird in Australia

  • TORBwine, 2007 SA Tour Diaries

    Its well structured with distinct fruit, dusty tannins (which sneak up on you) and lively acid. Red berry, milk chocolate, earthy, flinty notes and smoked meat/reductive type characters are found on the palate

     

  • Closure

    Stelvin

    Grape Variety

    92% Tempranillo 5% Shiraz

    Growing Region

    100% McLaren Vale

    Colour

    Deep dark maroon.

    Aroma

    Earth and spice characters. A mineral slatey hint to the nose.

    Palate

    Mineral tightness on the palate giving the wine a great line. Strong savoury, meaty and black cherry notes. Toasty richness on the back palate.

    Cellaring Potential

    Drink now to 5 years

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14.5%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Wright, 6th Generation family member

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