Classic Tempranillo Hilltops 2022Regular price $45.00
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Trophy royal Qld wine show. Hilltops Wine of the year
Top Gold Qld Wine Show Bronze National wine show
Gold Small Winemakers Show Bronze Royal Adelaide wine show
Bronze Nsw Wine Awards
A harmonious marriage of the grape's varietal character, the distinctive influence of the Hilltops terroir, and the complexities introduced by oak aging.
Here's how our trophy winning Tempranillo presents:
Colour: Intense ruby red with vibrant crimson hues, indicating its youthfulness and depth.
Aromas: The wine does present a captivating aromatic profile that showcases both the grape's characteristics and the terroir. Expect ripe red fruit aromas such as cherry, raspberry, and plum. Hints of dark berries might also emerge, offering layers of complexity. The French oak aging does contribute elegant vanilla, toasty notes, and a touch of warm spice, enriching the aromatic bouquet.
Palate: On the palate, the Tempranillo does deliver a medium to medium-full body with a rich and balanced expression. The red fruit flavours from the nose continue to shine, accompanied by a harmonious blend of sweet and savoury elements. The oak maturation does enhance the wine's texture, contributing velvety tannins and a refined structure.
Oak Influence: The oak aging does play a significant role in adding depth and complexity to the wine. Look for integrated notes of vanilla, toasted oak, and subtle hints of cloves or nutmeg that complement the fruit-driven core.
Terroir Expression: The red soils of the Hilltops region does lend an additional layer of complexity to the wine. Expect a subtle minerality and a touch of earthiness that intertwine with the fruit and oak nuances.
Finish: The finish is lengthy and satisfying, with the wine's ripe fruit flavours and oak-influenced elements lingering on the palate.
Food Pairing: The wine's medium to full body and balanced character make it suitable for a range of food pairings. Consider matching it with grilled meats, Spanish-inspired dishes like chorizo and paella, or roasted vegetable dishes.
Ageability: The combined influence of the grape's structure, the Hilltops terroir, and the French oak does give this Tempranillo the potential to age well. It might develop added complexity and tertiary aromas over a few years.
Overall Impression: The 2022 Tempranillo does offer a captivating and nuanced wine experience. Its blend of varietal fruitiness, terroir expression, and oak complexity does create a wine that appeals to those seeking a balanced and well-rounded red wine that reflects the unique qualities of both the grape variety and the region.
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