2016 Oates Ends Tempranillo
Our Tempranillo is a vibrant, ripe berry fruited wine with loads of fresh strawberry flavour. Harvested from the Tempranillo block Russ planted several years ago to try the new variety, further plantings have occured due to the popularity of this new variety with local winemakers grown in the Margaret River climate and soils. Harvested in the cool of the night to retain maximum fruit aromas and flavours the Tempranillo has a short, warm fermentation followed by pressing to conditioned french oak barriqes for maturation for 9 months to ensure the oak does overwhelm the inherent fruitiness of the variety. Released ready to drink the Tempranillo is a fantastic match for grilled meats, pizza and Italian food.
Ray Jordan - The West Australian Wine Guide 2018. 94/100 Best of the West – Top WA Tempranillo “Boy, Cath Oates has really nailed this delightful Tempranillo. It’s medium bodied with soft and supple fleshy fruit characters. Fine grainy tannins work into the beautiful fruit on the palate. Rasberry and cherry notes with excellent poise and structure through to the finish. Love drinking this.”