2018 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.
Best of the West – WA's top Tempranillo.
Ray Jordan - The West Australian Wine Guide 2020. 94/100 “Bursting with ripe red berry evident on the nose and a medium-bodied palate. Notes of rasberry with dried herbs adding aromtaic interest. The palate has a bright raspberry chery character with fine chalky tannins and a subtle hint of oak very much understated. Love the brightness and energy here that is ideal for current drinking or over the next few years.” Cellar 5 years.