Deep ruby red.
Savoury, fresh earth and mulberry/dark cherry notes on the nose with hints of pomegranate.
Liqueur cherries, fig jam and sweet spice on the palate, plush and round. Well balanced with substantial cocoa powder tannin, the wine finishes rich and long.
Grilled spiced lamb chops with vegetable ragout.
In contrast to the Nebbiolo and Sangiovese in our range, the Tempranillo is an early ripener and has no problem reaching full maturity in the soils at Heathcote. Tempranillo is prone to developing big bunches and berries when grown in rich soil so the rather gravely, tougher soil specific to Heathcote in particular, provides some restraint. Grown largely in the Rioja and Ribero del Duero regions of Spain, it is well suited to the warm, dry summers of Central Victoria.