Tempranillo

Small Batch Wines  |  2011 Tempranillo

Tasting Notes:

Vintage Notes:

Tempranillo is fast becoming a preferred variety in McLaren Vale, with its more savoury notes and rustic charm. We use old French oak only on this wine, letting the varietal characteristics stand out. 2011 was an interesting vintage, one of the wettest on record- the all time wettest was 1974! Being a very low cropper, and early ripener the Tempranillo excelled in the wetter conditions. Again, only a very small parcel was made in 2011- so be quick!!

  

Reviews

  • Chris Shanahan, August 2013

    Oliver’s Taranga Tempranillo 2011 $32
    Oliver’s Taranga vineyard, McLaren Vale, South Australia
    Overall McLaren Vale seems to have weathered the cold, wet 2011 vintage better than the Barossa Valley. Winemaker Corrina Wright called it an “interesting” season, noting that 1974 was wetter. I tasted this wine with Wright on a visit to the winery in July. Wright said this was a very small production of a wine she’s made since 2006. Tempranillo seems well suited to McLaren Vale and, indeed, to a great diversity of Australian regions. This one’s medium bodied, with blueberry-like fruit flavours under more savoury characters and the variety’s distinctively firm but fine tannins.

  • James Halliday 2014

    90 pts

    Medium red-purple; has stood up well to wet season, its bright red cherry fruits and fine tannins not marked by the rain; the result is a fresh, light- to medium-bodied red to enjoy any time over the next few years.

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    Grape Variety

    100% Tempranillo

    Growing Region

    McLaren Vale

    Colour

    Deep dark maroon

    Aroma

    Lifted blueberry fruits, spiced plums and sweet fruit

    Palate

    Medium bodied, fresh acidity, more blue fruits through the palate, lovely varietal tannins and great length

    Cellaring Potential

    Drink now to 5 years

    Maturation

    old French oak

    Alcohol%/Vol

    13%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Wright

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