Notes from Smallfry:
I spent a fantastic year living in Spain in my youth and the chance to try my own interpretation of this classic style gives me a thrill. We picked the Tempranillo quite early to capture some sour red cherry/ cranberry characters which in my mind are the perfect foil for some lovely old bush vine Garnacha. Monastrell, Bastardo and Tinta Amerilia fill out the back palate but the main focus of this wine is juicy red fruits and bright flavours. Barossa Pinot in a way this is a great food wine for matching with todays fresh flavours, like a red wine with your chicken/fish? This is it, paella is a natural combo. Soft tannin structures mean on a warm day you can take it out of the wine rack and pop it in an ice bucket while you drink it, ahh lovely.