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Tar & Roses Heathcote Tempranillo 2016

Product Code: TRRTMP16

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  • Tar & Roses
  • -12
  • Heathcote
  • Tempranillo
  • Don Lewis, Narelle King
  • Red (Full Bodied)
Don Lewis, Narelle King
Heathcote

Highly fragrant liqueur cherry and spicy plum sauce characters. The mid palate is sweet with hints of soy sauce...

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Description

Dense, dry and full, this Tempranillo is a delectable blend of blueberries, plums and savoury tannin, with hints of charcoal, coconut, star anise, nutmeg and chocolate around the edges. It’s long and elegant, taking you on a more-ish journey right to the end. 

Country

Australia

State

Victoria

Region

Heathcote

Variety

Tempranillo

Grapes/Blend

100% Tempranillo

Alcohol Vol.

14.6

Vintage

2016

Closure

Screwcap

Tasting Notes

Winemakers Comments

In contrast to the Nebbiolo and Sangiovese in our range, Tempranillo is an early ripener and has no problem reaching full maturity in the soils at Heathcote.

Tempranillo is prone to developing big bunches and berries when grown in rich soil so the rather gravely, tougher soil specific to Heathcote in particular, provides some restraint. Grown largely in the Rioja and Ribero del Duero regions of Spain, it is well suited to the warm, dry summers of Central Victoria.

Grapes/Blend

100% Tempranillo

pH

3.57

Acid (g/L)

6.66

Sugar (g/L)

<1.0

Vinification

A combination of two vineyards from Heathcote, grapes were crushed and de-stemmed into one static fermenter which was pumped over twice a day. During fermentation the temperature and acid levels were monitored constantly. The wine was pressed to tank using an air bag press then racked off gross lees and transferred to barrel to finish malolactic fermentation. It was left to mature in a combination of new French and older barriques.

Maturation

Approximately 7% new French oak component.

Appearance

Deep burgundy.

Aroma

A complex array of sweet mulberries, tarragon and sea salt on the nose.

Palate

The palate is plush and round with delicious lingering flavours of satsuma plums. Well balanced with substantial chalky tannin, the wine finishes rich and long.

Food Matching

Perfect with a rich reduction sauce and slow braised lamb shanks.

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