2018 Wild Ferment Tempranillo (pre-release)
Pre-release orders only – available mid Feb 2019. The party pleaser. With black cherry and deep plum on the nose the juicy palate has layers of dark fruits, velvety tannins and a hint of spice.
Tasting notes The nose shows lifted aromas of cherry and deep plum. The medium bodied palate has a wonderful balance
of earth and juicy fruits of the forest, complemented by velvety tannins and hints of spice and herbs.
Our Wild Ferment Tempranillo was matured in used French and American oak barriques to allow the full
expression of the Tempranillo fruit characteristics.
Viticultural notes Tempranillo (temp-rah-nee-yo) is Spain’s best-known grape variety, most famously found in Rioja. The fruit for the Wild Ferment Tempanillo was grown near Ballandean in the Granite Belt. The Granite Belt is situated on the Great Dividing Range 850m above sea level and 95 km inland from the coast. The winters are cold and frosty and summers warm producing a continental climate. Most of the region’s rainfall comes in Spring feeding the growing buds and shoots. The soil is largely composed of granite, somewhat on the acidic side and is very free draining. Winemaking notes We have chosen to treat the grapes very traditionally by using only the indigenous yeast from the vineyard
and surrounds to complete the fermentation. The wine was matured in seasoned French and American oak
barriques to allow the full expression of the Tempranillo fruit characteristics.
Wine Analysis COLOUR Ruby red NOSE Black cherry and deep plum PALATE Juicy fruits of the forest, velvety tannins and a hint of spice ALC/VOL 13.0% CELLAR Will age with careful cellaring but perfect young FOOD MATCH The Party Pleaser – goes well with a diverse range of foods
including tacos, chorizo, spicy chicken wings or a good roast shoulder of lamb.