Limited Estate 2016 Tempranillo

Mount Avoca

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91 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2019

"A red-fruited bouquet primarily, with notes of raspberry and plum along with the familiar ripe cherry aromas, and a hint of licorice and/or mint which may be a regional thing. Medium-weight, with a feeling of softness overall, the light but tart tannin has persistency, and keeps the sweetish fruit flavour in line. It's well balanced, tasty, and very drinkable for now or later."

Colour

A plush, crimson colour with vivid dark violet tones.

Tasting Notes

This elegant, cool-climate Tempranillo releases an array of succulent aromas such as wild strawberry, mint, morello cherry, vanilla and mocha. This is a medium-bodied wine with savoury oak characters, powdery tannins and a long, spicy, smooth finish.

Food Matching

Enjoy this wine with meats such as shoulder cuts of beef, Spanish chorizo or a hearty paella. Pair it with an oily fish such as salmon, or a rich
four-cheese risotto.

Cellaring

Fresh, lively and vibrant drinking now, will improve for many years. Likely peak 2024 to 2030.

Winemaking

The fruit for this wine was sourced from six year old vines planted on rocky loam soils, located on the central eastern slopes of the Pyrenees ranges at 280 metres. The grapes were handpicked from mid-February, crushed, de-stemmed, cold macerated and transferred into stainless steel tanks. Following 12 days fermentation, the wine was transferred into French oak (four years old) and Hungarian oak (one year old) and allowed to carefully mature for an additional eight months. 

Technical Details
Growing Area Pyrenees
Winemaker Dominic Bosch
Date Bottled
November 2016
Alcohol % 14.0%
Residual Sugar dry
pH 3.47
Acidity 7.6 g/l

Category: red wine, tempranillo

Variety : Tempranillo

Range: Mount Avoca


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