Tar & Roses Tempranillo 2018

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World Wine – Blood red. My word, this is terrific value tempranillo: all the supple black fruit and deeply satisfying, plump-tannin umami flavour you could want at a very reasonable price.

About This Wine

Dense, dry and full, this Tempranillo is a delectable blend of blueberries, plums and savoury tannin, with hints of charcoal, coconut, star anise, nutmeg and chocolate around the edges. It’s long and elegant, taking you on a more-ish journey right to the end. In warm weather, try it slightly chilled. Sweet plums and rhubarb on the palate, plush and round. Well balanced with substantial chalky tannin, the wine finishes rich and long.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Tempranillo
Country Australia
Region Heathcote
Brand Tar & Rosés
Vintage 2018

Heathcote Wines

The Heathcote wine region in central Victoria is well known for its excellent red wines, most notably Shiraz. Heathcote reds are defined by their inky depth of colour, and deep, dark complex fruit flavours. This is combined with well balanced tannins and acid that help to give the wines great cellaring potential.

All this is made possible by the terroir. The Heathcote region sits at between 160m and 380m elevation with a temperate climate of even rainfall. The soils are rich in calcium red soils made up of “greenstone”. These soils are prized for their water retention capabilities allowing them to drain freely but still hold enough water throughout the growing season. The grapes that result are small and concentred which in turn make rich concentrated wines.

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