2016 Tempranillo

GRAPE VARIETY: Tempranillo
REGION: 100% One Tree Hill
ANALYSIS: 14.0% Alcohol
CELLAR POTENTIAL: This wine is approachable upon release, but will benefit with careful cellaring between 4-6 years
COLOUR: Deep and medium intensity with pink to purple hues
BOUQUET: A lifted aromatic profile with violets, black olives and blackberries.
PALATE: While being medium bodied, this Tempranillo displays lovely spicy but savoury flavours of red berries, plums and soft rounded tannins.
VINEYARD & VITICULTURE: Sourced from a single low yielding vineyard from Southern One Tree Hill, with an average yield of 2.5 tonne per acre.
WINEMAKING: Crushed and destemmed to an open top fermenter, where cooling was employed throughout the fermentation between 18-25oC. There was two pump overs and one hand plunge every day to optimise flavour, colour and tannin extraction. After 7 days of fermentation the fermented wine was then gently Basket Pressed to a settling tank for 2 days, where it was then racked to new and older oak barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation.
STORAGE/MATURATION: 8 months in new and seasoned French oak Hogsheads

Trophy Winner - Best other red varieties in the 2017 Boutique Wine Awards

TOP GOLD MEDAL - Cairns Wine Awards

94 Points - Wine Showcase Magazine

92 Points - Huon Hooke

“Deep, youthfully bright red/purple colour and a light but fresh, young primary-fruit aroma in which figure pepper, spice and blueberry. The wine is full-bodied, fresh and clean, with bright primary fruit backed by fine but firm tannins and a clean finish that lingers. Excellent wine, clean and well-made with plenty of weight and soft tannins, and the ability to age. Good concentration. Lovely wine, but it needs time.” – Huon Hooke