2016 Tempranillo

West Cape Howe WinesVintage Description:

Our Regional Range Tempranillo is an exciting red variety of Spanish origin, now being grown very successfully in Western Australia. The typical earthiness and savory fruit characters of the Perth Hills Tempranillo is beautifully complemented by the rich, spicy berry fruit flavours from the cooler Frankland River component. A well flavoured and well structured wine to enjoy now or with up to five years bottle age.

Winemaking Information:As with previous years, we have combined the strengths of this variety grown in two different regions in our 2016 Tempranillo. The 72% from Frankland River provides the depth of fruit flavour and the balance from the Perth Hills (28%) gives the savoury, ‘rustic’ characters that Tempranillo is renowned for. Maturation for ~10 months in once & twice used barriques adds complexity without too much oak flavour to override the fruit.
Fruit Source:Perth Hills and Frankland River
Colour:Good crimson red with a hint of purple.
Aroma:Has delicate fruit aromas with smoky, ripe tamarillo fruit characters.
Palate:Medium bodied with dusty, dark, tamarillo fruit flavours. The spicy, savoury fruit flavours are well balanced by the drying tannins from the fruit astringency and from oak maturation. Has good palate length and will improve with further bottle age. Great served with a slow braised meat dish.
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Carton (12 Bottles)