Wrattonbully Vineyards Tempranillo 2006

Tempranillo from South Australia, Australia

Item No. 94073
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH92

Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 growing season was ideal, with good rains filling the soils, and combined with cool nights the vines set to a moderate, even crop. Harvest was early (March 11 & 17) with ripe grapes having full color, and an abundance of flavour and tannin balance. The wine has a deep magenta colour. The nose is intensely savoury, showing cedar, spiced plums and an earthy richness. Powerful fruit flavours open the palate with the spiciness of Tempranillo shining through. Perfect with paella or tapas.

"Tempranillo is the most distinguished Spanish indigenous variety, popping up all over Australia. Bright and clear, this offers a delicious, fresh and supple panoply of red fruits, spices and tannins, uncomplicated and seductive."
James Halliday
92 Points

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cedralpass - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Large and in charge wine. Dark Color. Spicy, big fruit, and earthy. smooth. we opened it 30 minutes before drinking. We paired it with a dish similar to Paella, a southern Jambalaya. onion, a small bit of ground pork, garlic, bay shrip, bell pepper, tomoato, and rice. Great pairing.
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I'm really enjoying this varietal. And this from Wrattonbully really holds up nicely. Bold wine, great flavors. I plan on stocking up on this. Great value.
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Learn About Wrattonbully Vineyards

Wrattonbully Vineyards is an Estate established by the Hill Smith family in 1994. It is sited in the recently discovered region of Wrattonbully, a near-northern neighbour of Coonawarra within South Australia’s Limestone Coast. The vineyard site was chosen for its soil types (principally shallow red soils over limestone), undulating aspect and coolish, reliable climate.

Learn About South Australia

The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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