This wine is inspired by the young gluggable wines from the Rioja region in north-eastern Spain. It is a blend of Tempranillo (juicy blackberry spiciness), Grenache (earthy raspberry), and Mourvedre (brooding dark berries).
Viticulture: Tempranillo and Grenache vines planted in 2001. Vines spur-pruned and vertical shoot positioned to ensure fruit exposure and even ripening.
Winemaking: Grapes were destemmed and tipped into open fermenters. Ferments were plunged 3-4 times daily to gently extract colour and flavour. At the end of fermentation, the resulting wine was pressed and transferred to French oak barriques. After one racking during the year, the wine was blended ready for bottling.
Nose: Full of juicy dark berry fruits, earthiness, and a hint of spices.
Palate: The palate is brimming with gorgeous juicy plum, macerated raspberry and blackberry, earth savoury notes, and dried undergrowth. The finish is soft and satisfying, with gentle tannins. A well balanced wine that is very moreish and savoury.
Blend: A blend of 45% Tempranillo, 40% Grenache to add richness, and 15% Mourvedre (grown in the Pyrenees).
Food Matching: Spicy cured meats, roast pork, cotechino or chorizo sausage.
$19.80 in any dozen
$22.00 per bottle
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