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Tempranillo 2018

Tempranillo 2018

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Brand Info After starting up Pertaringa in McLaren Vale and K1 in the Adelaide Hills, Geoff established Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy in 2004. Always a passionate and innovative viticulturist, Geoff's Hand Crafted brand offers one of the broadest and most exciting ranges of alternative and emerging varieties in Australia.

Story Tempranillo is often referred to as the 'noble grape' of Spain and is the main variety used in Rioja. Tempranillo is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano (early), which is a reference to its early ripening characteristics. 

Vintage The 2018 growing season started slowly, but warmer weather eventually helped to speed things up. Fruit set throughout the region was good and the low rainfall and warm weather from January to April resulted in great sugar development, while a cooler than average March offered ideal night temperatures for colour and flavour development.

Nose The nose offers delightful aromas of plums and red berries with an infusion of spice.

Palate The palate is medium-bodied and bright with berries, plums and a delicious savoury character, followed by a tight, lingering finish.

Food Pairings Always great with a variety of foods, try the Hand Crafted Tempranillo with chorizo-stuffed capsicums.

Winemaker Shane Harris

Alcohol 14.5% pH 3.52 TA 6.24g/L RS 2.0g/L

Geographic Indication Adelaide Hills

Cellaring Drink now to 2026 Bottling Date 18 January 2019

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Awards

94 points, Wine Showcase Magazine , 2019

94 points, Sam Kim , 2019

4 1/2 stars, Equal Top in Category, Winestate Magazine , 2019

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