Tempranillo King Valley Victoria
Just like a scene out of the old world, you can see happy families amongst the picturesque landscape of King Valley, tending vines and sampling grapes. The annual Spring festival in November brings everyone together for a fantastic jubilee of events. Tempranillo grows magnificently here, yielding fine wines as fleshy and structured as the classics from Rioja and Ribero de Duero. Harvests of fruit, brimming with rich bramble favours and lined with gentle tannins are crafted into a delicious new world style, just perfect to match with flavoursome Mediterranean fare.
Parcels are harvested throughout the cool of night from Chrismont's splendid King Valley vineyards and treated to a pre-ferment cold soak maceration. The crushed musts are inoculated with choice yeasts and vinified in controlled fermenters at temperatures peaking to 25C. Components are given a fortnight on skins for optimal extraction of good colour and tannin. The wines are aged in a selection of seasoned oak barriques for up to a year before assembling into the finished wine.
Deep red black colour, crimson hues. A touch of soft chocolate, dark plum and violets with a hint of confectionary and background cedar. Dark fruit richness of blackcurrant and mulberry, supported by velvety, plumy textures. A rich, ripe weighty palate in excellent balance over fine grain, dry tannins and an intense, rounded and persistent finish. Enjoy with duck breast, rissoles or lamb.