Tempranillo McLaren South Australia
From a splendid, hand chosen site in McLaren Flat, its deep, fertile soils encouraging the large pungent Tempranillo berries to ripen with an abundance of flavour. Samplings of fruit off the vines become ever more frequent as harvest approaches, such is the pleasure of tasting the grapes, a swarm of local bees are equally excited by the juicy sweetness. Winemaking inputs are kept to a minimum, purposefully matured in a selection of larger format, seasoned French oak, taming the tannins while allowing the quality of fruit to shine.
Deep crimson, violet hue. Leather and earth, tobacco leaf nose, delicate herbal note with pungent, fruity essence wafts of plum and wild strawberry. An exuberant, positively plump palate of sarsaparilla and cherry cola up front buoyed by juicy cranberry and blueberry notes that effortlessly fuse with underlying elements of chicory, clove and sweet vanilla. Lingering finish of chalky, Dutch cocoa tannins.