2021 Tempranillo
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2021 Tempranillo

2021 Tempranillo


This is a benchmark example of the variety, with enticing, deep, dense purple colour and oodles of ripe bramble and dark black fruit aromas, a rich body and a swath of fine, powdery but supple tannins that flood the mouth.”

Max Allen,  Financial Review Magazine November 2022


Released November 2022


A cool and European style of season produced super elegant, intensely aromatic and structural Tempranillo with enormous aging potential. The 2021 harvest was two-three weeks later than usual and the crop enjoyed the benefits of long, slow ripening without extreme temperatures.

Tempranillo was hand-picked in twelve small parcels between 8 March and 6 April. Each separate batch was chilled and cold soaked prior to natural ferment in open pots with extensive hand plunging. Some batches had a percentage of stalk and whole bunch inclusion and others, extended post ferment-maceration.

Each wine was then basket pressed before being put to barrel for maturation in French barriques (25% new) for eleven months, retaining malo lees for texture and complexity before blending and filtration.

Perfumed and plush with aromas of black cherry, musk, sarsaparilla and charred meats.  The palate shows poise and balance.  It is mid-weight with fleshy dark fruits, black cherry and sarsaparilla, spice, bitter chocolate, and char, licked together with fine, powdery, tongue-coating tannins.

Beautifully elegant and balanced.

Drink 2022-2035.

Bottled February 2022

Bottled under screwcap.

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Additional Information
Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 50 × 31.5 × 10 mm

1 Case, 2 Cases, 3 Cases