Flavour profile: Signature Tempranillo from the get-go!
Red fruits, leaf litter, cola, and dark spice: allspice and cardamon. The palate melds into the aromas then throws black cherry, sarsaparilla, and dark chocolate into the mix.
Structure and Texture Medium bodied, slurpy deliciousness. An immediate fruit entry of cherry and earth leads to tannins that ride the fruit wave giving length and line to the finish. The oak has a gentle part to play and stands shoulder to shoulder with the fruit.
Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Varietal origin: Spain. (Synonyms include: Tinto Roriz, Tinta del Pais and Cencibel).
Vineyard: Blewitt Springs and McLaren Vale.
Process: Both parcels picked early March; crushed and kept separate; 8 to 10 days on skins, gentle pressing and sent to small oak in mid-April to complete malo-lactic fermentation. The Blewitt springs parcel was matured in French Oak puncheon and the McLaren Vale parcel in 2800l vat. Blended in January 2020 and bottled in late February, 27,000 bottles produced.