This Heirloom Vineyards Tempranillo was made from our best Adelaide Hills Vineyard near the Kuitpo Forest whose manicured old vines embody the very best in cutting edge, but old school viticulture and winemaking. Hand tended vines, sorted bunch by bunch with 30% whole bunches, naturally open fermented, basket-pressed and stored in well seasoned French oak barriques from bespoke coopers for 9 months before bottling.
The colour is dark red with purple hues. The wine has bright floral aromatics festoon a more brooding bouquet of blood and wet concrete, as Tempranillo should.
With pinot noir-like acidity and freshness, shiraz's earth and spice, and the sort of powdery tannins we invariably associate with cabernet, this 100% Tempranillo reminds us why this autochthonous Iberian red grape is so versatile and so food-friendly - and so loved.
An extraordinary Tempranillo from the Adelaide Hills that will cellar extraordinarily well but is so deliciously delicious now. Argument for delayed gratification is almost academic.
*A vinous rematch of the famous 1811 BATTLE AT BARROSA RIDGE where Spain and France collided. La Conquista! pitches TEMPRANILLO, GARNACHA & GRACIANO on the attack against the Barossa Old Guard French varieties.
Tempranillo parcels from Gomersal on the Western ridge and Williamstown in the Barossa’s southern hills were individually matured for seven months, in seasoned american and french puncheons and Hogsheads, then blended with garnacha from 50 year old vines in the Lyndoch foothills picked late february, giving the ripe juicy fruit needed to flesh out the structure of Tempranillo’s complex and savoury fruit.
The final Blend is 63% Tempranillo and 19% old vine Garnacha and 18% Graciano. Cherry and Cola aromas mingle with hints of chocolate and spicy florals. A dark yet luminous crimson colour hints at the rich semi-savoury dark cherry and cola palate that finishes with a hint of grenache red cherry juiciness.
Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.
Daniel Chaffey Hartwig
Grenache and Tempranillo is a famous blend of Spanish varieties. It’s the kind of wine you would normally drink at the fashionable wine and tapas bars throughout Spain; but now you don’t have to be in Spain to enjoy it. Salud!
The G&T is a vibrant, fresh and food friendly wine and a classic Spanish blend.
Colour: Medium intensity red with crimson hue.
Nose: A vibrant bouquet of wild berries, cigar box and spice.
Palate: The palate is medium bodied and elegant, revealing berries and spice. A vibrant, zippy wine with a fine tannin structure making it ideal to complement a wide range of foods. Salud!
Our bright and vibrant fresh release of the season.
A blend of Grenache (71%), Tempranillo (21%) and Monastrell (8%) gently fermented, basket pressed and bottled without any added sulphites.
Cherry-berries, warm spice, plump, perky and delicious.