Tempranillo Blend 2017 - Black Market Deal #37176
- Medium bodied
- McLaren Vale
Here’s a glimpse of Spain much closer to home in McLaren Vale. It’s tempranillo blended with two other varieties of Spanish origin (we’ll keep the specifics to ourselves to protect the winery’s identity). The wine is on the medium-bodied side, especially for the Vale, and has floral aromatics, a spicy palate led by cherries and the tiniest hint of oak on the finish. And like any good Spanish wine worth its salt, there’s a savoury element that just screams for some charry, earthy and hearty food.
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Full price $35.00 from the producer.
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- McLaren Vale
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McLaren Vale is a region that lives in the shadow of the hype of the Barossa. While it has played on Shiraz as its drawcard, and continues to battle (quite rightly) with the supreme power of the Barossa, perhaps the most exciting wines from this region are its old vine Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre/Monastrell - whatever you want to call it), and its more recent foray into Spanish and Italian varietals. Both the sun's warmth and the reliable salty afternoon gully breeze make the climate closer to Mediterranean than many other Aussie regions, and some of the Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese from here are sublime (to name only a few). Awareness, proper consideration and sense of place are key attributes to the region's success, and its recent win against urbanisation reinforces the value of the viticultural region.