This exciting wine continues Yalumba Hand
Picked's commitment to experimentation and
exploration of new wine varieties and blends. Widely grown in Spain, Tempranillo is also
proving to have a particular affinity with the
Barossa region. By blending Tempranillo with
Grenache and Viognier, a rich, savoury wine has
been created. The use of naturally occuring or
'wild' yeasts, along with maturation in
Hungarian and French oak barrels, has led to a
wine showcasing the stylish fruit flavours of
Tempranillo at its best, with a subtly enhancing
This wine is a lively purple red in colour. The aroma is floral - rose petals and raspberries with a hint of nutmeg. The palate has gravelly tannins and long black cherry flavours that are made silky by the cofermentation with Viognier and spicy with the addition of Grenache. Drinks superbly now, but look for it to develop some classic aged savoury flavours over the next five years.
Not as complex as I would have thought.
Wow! This wine is really smooth. I would be suprised if it could improve with age. It is great now. Never had a red wine blended with a white grape. It works!