Adelaide Hills Tempranillo
Vineyard: Manicured old vines located in the Adelaide Hills region of Kuitpo forest. The vineyard is hand managed and monitored to continually produce high quality wine grapes.
Season: A challenging season to say the least with fruit production reduced by 20 to 50% due to a range of factors; wind effecting flowers, berry set and irregular rainfall. The spring growing season began well with good rains wetting the soil profile for a successful bud burst and positive sign of plenty of fruit bunches. The growing season was generally cool with a few extreme heatwaves to contend with in January-February. 2019 turned out to provide high quality wine grapes, with concentrated fruit in limited supply.
Wine making: Hand picked grape bunches were carefully sorted before 30% whole bunches were pressed and in open fermenters. This followed to a gentle basket press and transferred to seasoned French oak barriques for 9 months.
Appearance: Deep, dark purple red.
Aroma/Bouquet: A classic aromatic style of Tempranillo with notes of black cherry, pepper and violets. A hint of spearmint and graphite.
Palate: Plush fruit deliver a savory and mouth-watering wine. Balanced acid and tannin glide across your palate with striking flavours of ripe plum, sweet red and blackberry fruits. A sensational tasting experience with very long length.....take your time.
Food Pairing: Chinese spiced quail, slow cooked meat over wood fire coals, Moroccan chickpea curry. We recommend to decant this wine 2-3 hours beforehand.
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: Now - 8+ years
Winemaker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide, Rosie Signer
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
The summer season brings an array of outdoor activates and one any Australian does not miss out on is the much loved barbeque!
Food wines, friends, family and a selection of sizzling favourites charring away on the most prized possession - your bbq.
We have put together a selection of the ultimate, quick pick red wine favourites, all destined for warmer weather. In this value packed selection, be confident to chill a bottle of the Chaffey GSM before swirling and sipping on a glass of the aromatic and savoury fruit bomb - Tempranillo. For the traditional red wine lovers Shiraz....... clearly an essential in any wine pack. And Finally you could say we have saved the best to last, an Italian wine variety that has become our best seller - the Refosco and Cabernet blend from Garden & Field Wines. Awarded 4.5 Stars Winestate Magazine Cabernet & Bordeaux Challenge.
Six Pack Includes;
Shiraz of Barossa, Shiraz of McLaren Vale, Tempranillo, Touriga, Cabernet & Refosco Blend, GSM (Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre).
Wine Value $178 - Save $28.00 + FREE Freight!
Barossa Valley - Grenache/Tempranillo/Syrah/Mourvedre
Vineyard: Sourced from low yielding vineyards throughout the Barossa region.
Season: The dry weather and spring frosts proved challenging for the growing season ahead. December and early January was warm but rain was welcomed to freshen grape bunches and vine canopies. Fruit ripened slowly, with outstanding colour and aromas, delivering an exceptional vintage.
Appearance: Deep red with bright purple hue.
Aroma/Bouquet: Bright and lifted berries with plums and a slight peppery aroma.
Palate: Uncomplicated, easy drinking and seriously an enjoyable summer wine. Savoury, with ripe lifted red berries smash your palate, white pepper in the background.
Food Pairing: Salty and savoury cuisine such as Ciabatta and anchovies, Salt and Pepper Squid and Tapas galore - It's fun and super easy, just enjoy. In the warmer months serve chilled.
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Residual Sugar: NA
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Cellar potential: Now - 2023
Winemaker: Daniel Hartwig & Theo Engela