Tempranillo Adelaide Hills South Australia
The unique qualities of Tempranillo can be attributed to it's engrossing varietal charms and effusive personality. Elevated slopes and ancient soils at a spectacular site in the Mt Torrens area of Adelaide Hills provide the ideal harsh conditions to infuse character. A backbone of fruit grown to good vineyards in McLaren Vale offers varietal potency and assertive character. Chapel Hill exudes savoury olive and bay complexities of Mediterranean influence, vibrant dark berry characters are supported by a deeply flavoured palate and chewy, mouth filing tannins.
Chapel Hill's priority is to handle the grapes and ferments gently, minimizing the extraction of any undesirably harsh phenolics. Idyllic growing conditions around choice sites in Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale allow encourage the grapes to achieve optimum ripeness. The bunches bypassed crusher rollers and whole berries were introduced to the open fermenter, carefully pumped over and hand plunged to ensure an optimum and gentle level of colour, flavour and tannin. The wine was left in contact with it's lees throughout ten months of maturation in a selection of well seasoned French oak hogsheads, to encourage the integration of fruit flavours and grainy varietal tannins. Alcohol 14.0%
Lucious red colour. The nose displays an exotic bouquet of mulberries and fennel seeds. Rustic palate brimming with dark cherry and licorice flavours supported by tingling savoury tannins. A vibrant flavour profile and fine textures make this Tempranillo an exemplary food friendly wine. The finish is tight and fine, structured to complement saucing of all meat, game and pasta.