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2016 Tempranillo Joven

2016 Tempranillo Joven
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SKU: 134472-16

Our Joven or "young" wine is a zippy, fresh interpretation of the classic Tempranillo grape.  Red berries, sour cherry, & pomegranate fruits along with a low level of tannins and bright acidity, make this an ideal wine to enjoy in its youth.  

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Tempranillo
Appellation
Okanagan Falls
Harvest Date
October 22, 28, 2016
Acid
6.0 g/l
pH
3.61
Aging
Best enjoyed in its youth, drink now and though 2020.
Bottling Date
July 2017
Residual Sugar
2.4 g/l
Alcohol %
13.3
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our Joven or "young" wine is a zippy, fresh interpretation of the classic Tempranillo grape. Red berries, sour cherry, & pomegranate fruits along with a low level of tannins and bright acidity, make this an ideal wine to enjoy in its youth.
Awards
Gismondi on Wine - 87 points - Joven refers to young wines that get very little, if any, wood aging, and in most cases are expected to be drunk young. It’s pretty much what you get here: a young, juicy fresh red wine with little pretension featuring underripe raspberries and pomegranate that draw saliva with every sip. Try it with some grilled chicken.
Vineyard Notes
Tempranillo - Ramuda Vineyard, Naramata Bench (silty clay) Merlot - Stag's Hollow Vineyard, Okanagan Falls (fine gravels and course glacial tile)
Production Notes
Hand picked and hand sorted, lots of Tempranillo were destemmed, lightly crushed and fermented in a small 1 ton open topped fermenter and a 5T open topped fermenter using a combination of both wild and selected yeast strains. The ferments were punched down by hand 2-4 times daily by hand and then after 12 days of skin contact were pressed into stainless steel tank and neutral oak barrels. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for an additional 6 months on fine lees before being racked, blended with a small amount of Merlot, and then filtered and bottled.