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2019 Tempranillo


5 Awards/Critics’ Notes
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Tempranillo (sounds like temp-ra-neo) is a juicy, earthy, medium bodied red made famous by the Spaniards. Bursting with vibrant red fruit smothered in dusty spice and perfect with all things chargrilled and wood-fired. This Iberian wonder wine could be your new favourite drop.

Region: 40% King Valley, 60% Heathcote

Alc/Vol: 14%

Smells like: Dark cherry, red berries and some earthy spice

Tastes like: Bright, juicy berries and cola jubes followed by dusty, savoury spice

Goes with: Paella con Carne, Char-grilled octopus and chorizo, Salami, fire roasted capsicum and olives, Tapas, tortillas and temptation


Wine making: Sourced from mature Tempranillo vineyards in the King Valley and warmer Heathcote region.

  • 95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano
  • 40% King Valley, 60% Heathcote
  • 50% of the fruit was destemmed and cold-soaked
  • Drain and return’ during 5-7 days of fermentation
  • 100% malo-lactic fermentation
  • No new oak used to produce a fresh, ‘joven’ style
  • Style: medium-bodied, vibrant and juicy
  • Cellaring: Up to 3 years
  • Vegan-friendly


3 Awards

  1. 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

    09/10/2020 Gold Medal

  2. 2020 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

    11/11/2020 Bronze Medal

  3. 2021 Royal Queensland Wine Show

    02/07/2021 Bronze Medal

Critics’ tasting notes

  1. “A bright and brilliant tempranillo from Heathcote and the King Valley, with a small amount of graciano in there as well. Spicy and deliciously lifted with raspberry notes. Seamless medium-bodied with lovely fine tannins. A most appealing wine for current drinking.”


    Ray Jordan 25/02/2021

  2. “A smidge more Heathcote fruit (55%) to King Valley (45%) here in a highly drinkable unoaked celebration of the Spanish grape. Accentuates tempranillo’s positives, with a feast of bright dark-cherry and plum fruits and woodsy spice. Like sucking on a red licorice strap – juicy and sweet – so very tempranillo.”

    Halliday Wine Companion - Jeni Port 13/08/2021

Delivery Information

All our products are shipped from Milawa, VIC.

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