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Mount Avoca Estate Organic Tempranillo 2019

Special Price $25.00 Regular Price $28.00
Lots of cola, aniseed and cloves on the nose here. The palate reflects this and builds with blackberries, coffee bean and liquorice. There’s a good whack of acidity here too, keeping everything fresh and bright, pushing fruit forward to a long finish.
Mount Avoca Estate Organic Tempranillo
Wine Specs
Region
Pyrenees, Vic
Vintage
2019
Winery
Mount Avoca
Winemaker
Matthew Barry
Bling
Gold Medal - 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, 92pts Sam Kim
Alcohol %
13
Size
750 mL
Mount Avoca, rated 5 stars by James Halliday have been making excellent wines in the Pyrenees for close to 50 years. They have recently obtained organic certification. At an international wine tasting of organic and biodynamic wines winemaker Matthew Berry was blown away by the vitality and pep the wines offered and so decided to treat his vineyards like… “a garden in pursuit of that elusive purity of flavour and vivaciousness. The search for quality led to a completely natural chemical-free philosophy. The organic certification is really a by-product of growing the best quality fruit, so in a way we are accidentally organic. Our holy grail was always totally amazing wines with a purity of flavour and no chemical residues at all– the certification was a happy side-effect” - Matthew Barry - Owner
Pyrenees, Vic

Region

Pyrenees, Vic

For most people, hearing the words 'the Pyrenees' makes their eyes glaze over and look dis ...
For most people, hearing the words 'the Pyrenees' makes their eyes glaze over and look distantly off to the left as they imagine the wonderful joys of Southern France, where it meets the Spanish border. Respond with the statement 'No, I meant the Pyrenees region of Victoria..' and their eyes revert back to the present moment and a quizzical look appears on their faces.. 'There's a Pyrenees in Australia?!' Yes, there most certainly is. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Scottish surveyor and explorer first came upon this land in the year 1836. He was the first European on record to have travelled through this part of Victoria finding it more temperate ... Read Full Article
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Tempranillo

Variety

Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a variety of black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its ...
Tempranillo is a variety of black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain's "noble grape". Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early"), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. In the last 100 years it has been planted in Mexico, New Zealand, South America, USA, South Africa, Australia, and Canada. In Australia Tempranillo is now grown in many Australian wine regions including McLaren Vale, the Adelaide Hills, Wrattonbully and in Western Australia. There are now over 200 Australian wine ... Read Full Article
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Pyrenees, Vic
Pyrenees, Vic

For most people, hearing the words 'the Pyrenees' makes their eyes glaze over and look distantly off to the left as they imagine the wonderful joys of Southern France, where it meets the Spanish border. Respond with the statement 'No, I meant the Pyrenees region of Victoria..' and their eyes revert back to the present moment and a quizzical look appears on their faces.. 'There's a Pyrenees in Australia?!' Yes, there most certainly is. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Scottish surveyor and explorer first came upon this land in the year 1836. He was the first European on record to have travelled through this part of Victoria finding it more temperate in climate and better watered than NSW. This section of the Great Dividing Range reminded him of the Pyrenees in France, where he had previously served in battle. The first vineyards were planted here by the Mackareth family in 1848. The winery was said to be quite substantial, however around the end of the First World War, two brothers

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Tempranillo
Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a variety of black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain's "noble grape". Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early"), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. In the last 100 years it has been planted in Mexico, New Zealand, South America, USA, South Africa, Australia, and Canada.

In Australia

Tempranillo is now grown in many Australian wine regions including McLaren Vale, the Adelaide Hills, Wrattonbully and in Western Australia. There are now over 200 Australian wineries making wine from this variety.

Characteristics

Tempranillo wines can be consumed young, but the most expensive ones are aged for several years in oak barrels. The wines are ruby red in colour, with aromas and flavors of berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla, leather and herb.

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