2021 Oates Ends Tempranillo 12 PACK
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 barriques 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.
94 pts Erin Larkin - Halliday Wine Companion. "This is super-light in colour, compared with both the other tempranillos on the bench and the 2020 vintage before it. This is spicy, herbaceous and also floral: we're talking fennel, licorice root, glacé ginger, raspberry, pomegranate and rose petals. In the mouth the wine is gorgeous – the tannins very fine and quite slinky. Drinks like a pinot. I like it."