Tempranillo

Discovery Road Tempranillo

2019 Tempranillo
Barossa, SA

Soft red berry and blue fruits lead to pleasing aromas of cedar and spice, the wine approachable and round.

$25 each

Wine Details

Region

Barossa

Vintage

2019

Type

Red Wine

Variety

Tempranillo

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

13.6%

PH

3.86

Acidity

6.1 g/l

Sugar

3 g/l

Maturation

Second use French and American oak hogsheads for 6

Closure

Screw Cap

Background

Had to have a go with this variety because I have tried so many good ones. This vineyard was created after grafting on older vines of a white variety and it expresses the supple richness expected of the variety

Vineyard Notes

Early temperatures in October and December were well above average…enhancing rapid development. January was mild thank goodness. Mild dry ripening conditions later combined with low yields led to good varietal expression in Tempranillo despite very early ripening.

Winemaking

Crushed and seeded with AWRI yeast culture and fermented for 5-6 days. All second or third use hogshead storage for a period of 12months & bottled in March. No filtration or fining.

Tasting Notes

Soft red berry and blue fruits lead to pleasing aromas of cedar and spice, the wine approachable and round. The juicy palate is balanced with dry, chocolate like tannins making this Tempranillo a great food wine.

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