Normally we make two styles of Tempranillo: a light, juicy, red-fruited and spicy style of Tempranillo from our own vines here in Bowral (Winery Block Tempranillo); and a more robust style (Reserve Tempranillo) with significantly more ripeness and weight from Central Ranges, NSW (Ben and James Crossings’ Angullong vineyard, in Orange, NSW at 660m altitude).
This is the same vineyard that supplies our Reserve Shiraz, Shiraz Viognier, Barbera. You can see the warm, sunny vineyard climate in these wines, however, the 660m elevation allows elegance to shine through. The complex nose reveals aromas of cola and dark cherry, earthy red plum, and wild herbs. The palate has good richness and ripeness with juicy red berry flavours, and the typical ripeness and structure we get from this vineyard. The Tempranillo tannins are there, but in a more gentle form this vintage due to the mild growing season conditions.
A harmless deposit could form due to minimal filtration. For best enjoyment, remove cork and let breathe for an hour before serving. Great with roast beef and lamb. Drink now to 2025.