Tempranillo; pronounced Tem-pra-nee-yoh
Tempranillo is an ancient grape variety that has its origin in the cooler Rioja wine regions of Spain. Having said that the rapid geographical spread of plantings across Australia includes both hot and cold climates. This single-vineyard 2015 Tempranillo is our first release onto the commercial market in the Hunter Valley for this variety. The flavour reflects the variety's classic cherry and plum flavours, has a smooth silky texture and has the subtle aromas of the French and American oak in which it has been aged.
As it is savoury in flavour it is ideally suited to Mediterranean and Mexican dishes such as paella, pizza and nachos. I would also try it with some rich full bodied cheeses.