Tar & Roses Heathcote Tempranillo 2016
Product Code: TRRTMP16
- Tar & Roses
- Don Lewis, Narelle King
- Red (Full Bodied)
Highly fragrant liqueur cherry and spicy plum sauce characters. The mid palate is sweet with hints of soy sauce...Read More
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.Show Less
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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.
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.
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.
Approximately 7% new French oak component.
A complex array of sweet mulberries, tarragon and sea salt on the nose.
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.
Perfect with a rich reduction sauce and slow braised lamb shanks.