Discover, savour and enjoy a selection of four Tempranillo wines in this quick pick tasters pack. Each wine showcases the beauty of the Tempranillo red wine variety in four classic styles;
1) Chaffey Bros Wine Co. 2017 Barossa Valley La Conquistal $25
A delicious blend with an explosion of red fruit berries. Layers of spice, aromatics with a mouth-watering savoury finish. Soft tannin, medium palate weight and can be enjoyed chilled anytime of year. A wine makers blend comprising of Tempranillo 63% Grenache 19% Graciano 18%
2) Chaffey Bros Wine Co. 2016 Barossa Valley Not Your Grandma's Red $22
It's bbq season with family and friends and with so many people, to please a blend such as this is a show stopper - Grenache, Syrah, Tempranillo & Mourvedre. This wine craves salty and savoury foods and is a perfect wine choice to chill during warm afternoons.
3) Heirloom Vineyards 2019 Adelaide Hills 100% Tempranillo $40
A mind blowing single site Tempranillo with a power house of dark red berries, concentrated fruit and a long savory finish. Decanting will release a wine of intensity and absolute joy and for those seeking to collect, your patience will be a great reward. Open with 'special' friends!
4) Heirloom Vineyards 2018 McLaren Vale Aveno $80
This wine captured my attention within seconds. A blend of Grenache, Touriga & Tempranillo. Wine making excellence, premium quality oak and patience from the old vines, to the finish bottled wine. It's soft and elegant, with plush sweet red berries, gentle spice and hints of pepper. A region noted for creating these varieties well and with the end result, there is no argument - well done Rosie Singner, Zar & Elena Brooks.
Wine Value $167.00 Sample Pack Price $149.00
Barossa Valley - Tempranillo/Grenache/Graciano
Vineyard: Sourced from low yielding vineyards throughout the Barossa zone.
Season: A dry start to the vintage growing season with expected cooler evenings and seasonal late frosts. Little frost settled on the grape vines due to the site aspect. A warm start to the summer season ensured a strong and healthy canopy structure. Along with warm weather, rain arrived and was higher than expected throughout January and February. The rain refreshed the vines to ripen with full colour and flavour intensity.
Winemaking: Tempranillo 63% Grenache 19% Graciano 18%
Tempranillo parcels from Gomersal on the Western ridge and Williamstown in the Barossa’s southern hills were individually matured for seven months, in seasoned American and French puncheons and Hogsheads, then blended with Grenache from 50 year old vines in the Lyndoch foothills picked late February, giving the ripe juicy fruit needed to flesh out the structure of Tempranillo’s complex and savoury fruit. The final blend is Tempranillo, old vine Grenache and Graciano.
Appearance: Dark crimson red
Aroma/Bouquet: Luscious and delicate perfumes with ripe raspberry fruits, with hints of chocolate and spicy nuances.
Palate: An explosion of lush and vibrant plush sweet berries, intertwine a juicy full palate with spicy and savoury notes forming. A hint of fairy floss comes through, probably from the Grenache. A smooth finish with soft tannin, medium palate weight.
Food Pairing: Mushroom Risotto, Tapas, Smoked Duck w Crepes.
Alcohol: 14.0 %
Residual Sugar: NA
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Cellar potential: Now – 2023
Winemaker: Daniel Hartwig & Theo Engela