Tempranillo Frankland Perth Western Australia
West Cape Howe began their journey with a respect for the land and a dedication to the welfare of the vine. No expense was spared in establishing a standard of viticulture worthy of the world's great terroirs. Today, their invaluable endowment of superior vineyards yields a quality of fruit which makes its own wine. Crafted with minimal human intervention, harvests from splendid sites along Frankland River and the Perth Hills, are assembled into an enchanting Tempranillo wine of exciting tension between savoury and sweet, stylishness and aplomb.
West Cape Howe are essentially a Great Southern estate, their exhaustive expanse of properties across the widely dispersed viticultural precincts are planted to many of the Australian west's finest vineyards. The winemaking team source a collation of Tempranillo parcels from sites at Frankland River and Perth Hills, all parts are separately handled to preserve eloquence of terroir. Ferments are pumped over twice daily for a week and a half of vinification, maximising tannin and colour extraction. Upon completion, batches are filled to a selection of seasoned French oak barrels for ten months maturation before assembling into the finished wine.
Rich plum colour, violet hues. Lifted berry fruit nose, dark cherry perfumes seasoned by aromatic savoury notes. The palate is filled with sweet red berry flavours, hints of dark chocolate and olive characters, a well balanced and structural wine, supported by ripe, soft tannins and youthful acidity as it resolves on a long fruit driven finish.