Wrattonbully Vineyards Tempranillo 2006 Front Label
Wrattonbully Vineyards Tempranillo 2006 Front Label

Wrattonbully Vineyards Tempranillo 2006

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    750ML / 0% ABV

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    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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    Wrattonbully Vineyards, Australia
    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.
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    A large, climatically diverse country with incredibly diverse terrain, producing just about every wine style imaginable, Australia has a grand winemaking history and some of the oldest vines on the planet. Most regions are concentrated in the south of the country with those inland experiencing warm, dry conditions and those in coastal areas receiving tropical, maritime or Mediterranean weather patterns. Australia has for several decades been at the forefront of winemaking technology and has widely adopted the use of screwcaps, even for some premium and ultra-premium bottles. Thanks to the country’s relatively agreeable climate throughout and the openness of its people, experimentation is common and ongoing.

    Shiraz is indeed Australia’s most celebrated and widely planted variety; Barossa Valley leads the way, producing exceptionally bold and supple versions. Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia's second most planted variety, can be blended with Shiraz but also shines on its own particularly in Coonawarra and Margaret River. Grenache and Mourvèdre are also popular, both on their own and alongside Shiraz in Rhône Blends. Chardonnay is common throughout the country and made in a wide range of styles. Sauvignon Blanc has recently surged in popularity to compete with New Zealand’s distinctive version and Semillon is often blended in Margaret River or shines on its own in the Hunter Valley. Riesling thrives in the cool-climate Clare and Eden Valleys. Sticky-sweet fortified wine Rutherglen is a beloved regional specialty of Victoria.

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    Notoriously food-friendly, long-lasting and Spain’s most widely planted grape, Tempranillo is the star variety of red wines from Rioja and Ribera del Duero. The Rioja terms Joven, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva indicate both barrel and bottle time before release. Traditionally blended in Rioja with Garnacha, plus a bit of Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano, the Tempranillo in Ribera del Duero typically stands alone. Somm Secret—Tempranillo claims many different names depending on location. In Penedès, it is called Ull de Llebre and in Valdepeñas, goes by Cencibel. Known as Tinta Roriz in Portugal, Tempranillo plays an important role in Port.

    HNYWRVTEO06C_2006 Item# 94073

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