July's wine of the month – Tempranillo Hilltops 2022

July's wine of the month – Tempranillo Hilltops 2022

We're thrilled to kick off our exciting new series, Wine of the Month, where we bring you the best of our cellar each month. This time around, we're putting the spotlight on our Tempranillo Hilltops 2022, a true gem that recently bagged both a trophy and gold medal at the Royal Queensland Show.


What Makes Our Tempranillo Special?

Hailing from the Hilltops region near Young, NSW, our Tempranillo ripens early and thrives in the region's cool climate. Situated at an elevation of 450m above sea level, this delightful vineyard enjoys a unique microclimate that brings out the best in our grapes. The cool nights work their magic, allowing our wine to develop silky tannins and a touch of elegance, while the warm days encourage sugar ripening and colour development, resulting in a perfectly balanced and flavourful wine.

With great care and attention, our hillside vineyards with red soil nurture the Tempranillo grapes, infusing them with intense black cherry flavours that define the character of this variety. Each sip reveals a lush and savoury palate, reflecting the essence of the Hilltops terroir. In this perfect setting, Tempranillo shines, showcasing a fine and subtle flavour profile, highlighted by notes of red and black fruits, complemented by gentle hints of spice and herbs. The wine's meager acid backbone lends graceful balance, creating an overall finesse that's simply delightful.

The remarkable combination of the altitude and the warmer days in the Hilltops region creates a similar set up to its ancestral home in Spain's Ribera del Duero.

The perfect pairing:
Now, let's get to the good stuff – what to pair this delicious wine with? We've got some options for you:
Our Tempranillo boasts a blend of spicy, berry-fruit goodness and mouth-filling tannins, making it a match made in heaven with chorizo, jamon, patatas bravas, and gamey paella – a true Spanish-inspired feast! And the best part? Tapas-style dining is quick, easy, and oh-so-social, just the way us Aussies love it! So, gather your friends, crack open a bottle of Tempranillo, and enjoy each moment over a table loaded with delightful bites.
Create a match made in culinary heaven with a wine and cheese pairing. Tempranillo's black cherry fruit notes enhance the flavours of aged cheddar, manchego, and gouda, elevating your cheese platter to a delicious tasting experience.
The savoury and robust character of our Tempranillo marries beautifully with succulent lamb dishes. Whether you're grilling a juicy lamb chop or enjoying a slow-cooked lamb stew, this wine brings out the best in these hearty delights.
Ready to embark on a delightful journey with our Tempranillo Hilltops 2022? Whether you're pairing it with a juicy lamb dish, experimenting with new pairings, or simply enjoying a glass with good company, this wine is sure to leave a lasting impression. Experience the magic of this award-winning wine, and let it take you on a flavour-filled adventure with every sip.