Tempranillo Barossa South Australia
It's 7.00am, singing erupts from the impassioned crowd, Viva San Fermin! A rocket focuses everyone's attention, the bulls are on their way. The congregation begin to stampede, slow at first, now faster as the sound of hooves descend. It's a blur until the third rocket. Relief and celebration, the Encierro is over! Fruit is sourced from good growers in the western ranges of Barossa, through to the valley floor and into Penrice. A great range of aroma and flavour profiles are assembled into a stylish and engaging expression of new world Tempranillo.
Tempranillo is a widely grown varietal in Spain where it is vinfied into traditional red table wines. It is also proving to be well suited to many winegrowing regions within Australia. Tempranillo has found a natural home in the Barossa where it produces an exciting wine, bright in colour and rich in fruit flavour. There are many contemporary styles which can be made from Tempranillo, fresh, juicy and vibrant. The winemaking team have chosen to showcase stylish fruit flavours and allow the oak to have a very subtle influence. Fermentation by indigenous yeasts is followed by malolactic and seven months maturation in a selection of seasoned and new Hungarian oak barrels. Alcohol 13.5%
Deep garnet colour. Complex nose full of truffles and black cherry, lilac, wood smoke and white pepper spice. An alluring palate of red currants, dark chocolate and rhubarb with rustic Tempranillo tannins. A juicy, savoury wine with influence from subtle oak, the flavours of raspberry, cherry, liquorice and spice notes swirl around in your glass. A light acidity and long even tannins before a refreshing finish.