The undulating landscape of McLaren Vale, paired with the constant, regulating sea breeze and the hot dry summers, create the perfect growing conditions for Tempranillo. This Spanish grape is relatively new to our shores but it makes perfect sense here. Made in a style that is unique to the region, this vibrant, expressive wine is best enjoyed with good food and great friends.
The 2020 Tempranillo is a medium bodied, textural, juicy wine. It is spice laden and savoury, with aromas of sorrel, Mirabelle plum, forest fruits and cloves. It has an underlying earthiness that grounds the lighter, lifted notes of mulberry and cherry. The tannins are fine yet prominent and it has a bright, playful acidity.
The Samuel’s Gorge Tempranillo is juicy and fresh in its youth but it will evolve, developing further complexity with time in bottle. Put this one down a while, and enjoy where it takes you.
Pair this wine with charred Kangaroo, radicchio and pickled cherries.
Time in tomb: 8 years