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2016 Tempranillo

2016 Tempranillo
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SKU: 617571-16

Our 2016 Tempranillo is bursting with ripe red and dark fruit, complimented by dark, brooding aromas of leather, earth, coffee, liquorice, and sweet pipe tobacco smoke. Medium bodied in weight, with rich flavours of stewed blackberry and cherry fruit, mingling with cedar oak, fine-grain tannins and a refreshingly bright pomegranate-like acidity.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Tempranillo
Appellation
Okanagan Falls
Harvest Date
October 12 & 18, 2017
Acid
5.80 g/l
pH
3.56
Aging
Now and over the next 10 years.
Bottling Date
January 2019
Residual Sugar
0.55 g/l
Alcohol %
14
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2016 Tempranillo is bursting with ripe red and dark fruit, complimented by dark, brooding aromas of leather, earth, coffee, liquorice, and sweet pipe tobacco smoke. Medium bodied in weight, with rich flavours of stewed blackberry and cherry fruit, mingling with cedar oak, fine-grain tannins and a refreshingly bright pomegranate-like acidity.
Vineyard Notes
Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard, Okanagan Falls (gravels, glacial till & silty loam) Stag’s Hollow Vineyard, Okanagan Falls (gravels & coarse glacial till)
Production Notes
Hand-picked and hand-sorted, lots of Tempranillo were destemmed, lightly crushed and fermented in small 1 ton open-topped fermenters, using selected yeast strains. The ferments were punched down by hand 2-6 times daily, and were pressed into French and American oak barrels. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for an additional 20 months on fine lees before being racked, blended with a small amount of the 5 Bordeaux varieties, before being bottled unfined and lightly filtered.
Winemaker Notes
Now that our Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard is coming of age, the majority of fruit for this wine now comes from that block of Tempranillo. Our Estate grown Tempranillo provides the wine with its rich, dark fruit, leathery and earthy flavour profile, while the Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard Tempranillo balances that, with an abundance of youthful, bright red fruit and botanicals.