Swan Valley Outré Tempranillo 2021
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About The Wine
The wine is dark red to purple with typical Tempranillo characters on the nose including dark fruit such as deep plums and dark mulberry, subtle oak and enough complexity to know it’s there but not too much to have to think about it. The 14% ABV on the palate is perfect for this style of Tempranillo, rich fruit on the palate with a refreshing lick of acid and a dash of oak makes this a wine to be enjoyed with food at room temperature, or chilled! Yes, chilled!
Comments from Wine Buyer Steve
I just love Tempranillo and Australia is now producing some absolute beauties. This Western Australian Tempranillo is awesome with full berry fruit flavours pf plums and mulberry. Tempranillo is the classic food wine and this wine is no exception. Think of tapas, BBQ, red meats, chorizo and you will find Tempranillo there to match it. It also is a favourite match for many cheeses. A must try with food at home.
My Score 93/100 WACC Gold Medal.
About The Producer
The producer of this fantastic Tempranillo 2021 was established in 1829 on a portion of land in South Guildford off the Swan River which makes this winery the second oldest in Australia. The current owners purchased the property in 1933 from the founding family. Four generations of family have now owned and operated the winery since 1933. The winery now makes over 35 different wines and is one of the most respected producers in the Swan Valley.
What is Tempranillo?
Tempranillo (also known as Ull de Llebre, Cencibel, Tinta del Pais and several other synonyms) is a black grape variety widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano (“early”), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. Tempranillo has been grown on the Iberian Peninsula since the time of Phoenician settlements. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain’s noble grape. The grape has been planted throughout the globe in places such as Mexico, New Zealand, California, Washington State, South frica, Texas, Australia, Argentina, Portugal, Uruguay, Turkey, Canada, and Arizona.
Unlike more aromatic red wine varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot noir, Tempranillo has a relatively neutral profile so it is often blended with other varieties, such as Grenache and Carignan (known in Rioja as Mazuelo), or aged for extended periods in oak where the wine easily takes on the flavour of the barrel. Varietal examples of Tempranillo usually exhibit flavours of plum and strawberries.
Tempranillo is an early ripening variety that tends to thrive in chalky vineyard soils such as those of the Ribera del Duero region of Spain. Australia has now made big advances in the growing and production of some fantastic Tempranillo in regions