A wine inspired by both the climate and lifestyle of the Iberian Peninsula. Both varieties are unquestionably suited to South Australian wine-growing conditions resulting in wines with natural balance, complexity and flavour.
The 2017 vintage was a very cool, mild and stress-free occasion for vines, not winemakers! Good winter and spring rains were followed by a very mild, long summer. The results are wines with ample fruit complexity and great natural acidity. Most importantly however is the delicious fruit freshness.
The blend is 55% Tempranillo and 45% Touriga Nacional from McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley. The grapes were hand-harvested, crushed and traditionally vinified in small open-top fermenters. The wine then matured for 14 months in two large vats and four new French oak puncheons.
Loads of flavour; cherry cola and bright red fruits, lavender and lilac, dried oregano and thyme and then the spice, starting with cloves and finishing with nutmeg. It's medium-bodied and juicy without being overbearing or too forward. The herbs and spice drive the finish both in flavour and texture with a crackle and pop to the supple tannins.
- Red Blend
- McLaren Vale