Gibson - Discovery Road Tempranillo
$26.00

Gibson - Discovery Road Tempranillo

Wine Details

Region
Barossa
Vintage
2018
Type
Red Wine
Variety
Tempranillo
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
13.6%
PH
3.86
Acidity
6.1 g/l
Sugar
3 g/l
Maturation
Second use French and American oak hogsheads for 6
Closure
Screw Cap
Background
Had to have a go with this variety because I have tried so many good ones. This vineyard was created after grafting on older vines of a white variety and it expresses the supple richness expected of the variety
Vineyard Notes
Early temperatures in October and December were well above average…enhancing rapid development. January was mild thank goodness. Mild dry ripening conditions later combined with low yields led to good varietal expression in Tempranillo despite very early ripening.
Winemaking
Crushed and seeded with AWRI yeast culture and fermented for 5-6 days. All second or third use hogshead storage for a period of 12months & bottled in March. No filtration or fining.
Tasting Notes
Soft red berry and blue fruits lead to pleasing aromas of cedar and spice, the wine approachable and round. The juicy palate is balanced with dry, chocolate like tannins making this Tempranillo a great food wine.