Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo Adelaide Hills South Australia
An unconventional cepage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo that works remarkably well as each grape contributes unique characteristics. The result is a fruit driven wine which is approachable and fragrant, yet is well structured with savoury complexity. In making the Tryst, Nepenthe are seeking to construct a wine that complements and enhances a wide range of foods, an easy going, completely versatile dinner companion.
Approachable, fruit driven wines, fashioned for enjoying today, preferably with friends or at a discreet meeting are a Tryst! In making the Tryst, emphasis is placed on sustainable land management and environmental concerns. Grapes are destemmed and crushed upon arrival to the winery. Varietal components are kept separate throughout the vinification. After seven to fourteen days on skins for extraction, the must is fermented in tank and pressed before transfer to older French oak barriques for malolactic and nine to twelve months maturation. On completion each barrel is blind tasted and classified, if selected for inclusion it is racked to tank for the final assemblage. Approx 14.0%
Deep crimson red in colour. Cabernet provides red berry and cassis fruits with underlying mint and herbal notes. The Tempranillo adds raspberry, plum and sage. The union of Cabernet and Tempranillo works well to build a complete palate. Sweet berry fruit characters are supported by the rich, textured mid-palate and a firm, lingering finish. A perfect wine for the barbeque, Tryst will match well with ragu pasta or a vintage cheddar.