Taylors Estate Tempranillo 2016 CONFIRM 2016 VINTAGE

Tempranillo Wrattonbully Clare South Australia
Clare Valley is renowned for its world class varietal wines, consistently yielding harvests of extraordinary quality. Taylors know that great vintages can only come from great vineyards, their dedication to the land over the course of several decades has established an endowment of the finest sites in Valley Clare. Suitably placed to collate the most splendid harvests of the torrid Tempranillo, the Taylor's team employ a combination of old and new world vinification techniques to achieve a savoury, cherry flavoured wine with silky textures and lingering, fruit filled finish.
Taylor's Clare Valley vineyards are a short scenic drive north of Adelaide, the family's wines are recognized internationally for their elegance and exemplary varietal charm. Exclusively estate grown Tempranillo is harvested to a timetable determined by complete physiological ripeness. A component is cold soaked for several days at 5°C prior to being inoculated, fermented and pressed to seasoned French oak hogsheads. Another parcel is vinified until mid ferment then pressed to barrel for completion. The balance is treated to traditional open fermenters and pressed to barrel for malolactic. Batches are matured several months in a selection of prior use French oak hogsheads before assemblage.
Ruby red with vibrant purple hue. Maraschino cherry fruit characteristics to the bouquet with hints of vanilla bean, underlying subtle cigar box and spicy oak aromas. Medium bodied with flavours of cherry, plums and subtle raspberry along with well integrated savoury French oak. Soft and silky texture on the mid palate before a long, persistent finish. The wine of choice to accompany tapas, antipasto and ripe, bitey cheddar.
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