2016 Clare Valley Watervale Basket-pressed Tempranillo

 
 

$22.00

Specifically made as a food wine – medium bodied and easy drinking, yet with vibrant character. Particularly suited to spicy food and a wide cross section of Mediterranean cuisine. Complex savoury aromas of black cherry and dusky brooding spices.

Description

STYLE

Specifically made as a food wine – medium bodied and easy drinking, yet with vibrant character. Particularly suited to spicy food and a wide cross section of Mediterranean cuisine.

VITICULTURE

The fruit for this wine was sourced off a single site vineyard in the sub-region of Watervale. Soil profile is red loam over limestone, typically known as terra rossa. Yield was 4 tonnes/acre.

VINIFICATION

Another early vintage similar to 2015. Prior to harvesting, there were mild heat days and cool nights through February allowing the grapes to ripen steadily and develop pronounced varietal tones of savoury and spice. The grapes were harvested in late February and fermented on skins in static red fermenters. Alcohol 13.5%v/v

TASTING NOTES

The fruit for this wine was sourced from a single site vineyard in the famous Watervale region. Complex savoury aromas of black cherry and dusky brooding spices. On the palate there is an exciting array of savoury and spice, balanced with fine tannins. A juicy round mid palate and good length of flavour is a result of time honoured basket pressing. This supple style of wine can be enjoyed as a versatile food accompaniment. Short term cellaring of 3-5 years.

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