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Serafino 'Bellissimo' Tempranillo 2019

$22.00
Bright red and purple fruits, blueberry, liquorice and a hint of rhubarb. An evocative nose and an expressive pallet. Medium bodied in a way which will please fanciers of the more delicate and yet appeal to those who like their wines to come out ‘dukes up’. Fruit is strong and bright, acid plentiful, the finish mouthwatering.h. Fortunately the wines themselves have layers too. Soft, yet complex and with enough whippy tannins to sort out a nice bit of rare quadraped. Goes well with Skippy too.
Serafino 'Bellissimo' Tempranillo
Wine Specs
Variety
Tempranillo
Region
McLaren Vale, SA
Vintage
2019
Winery
Serafino
Winemaker
Charles Whish
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2025
Bling
Gold Medal
Alcohol %
13.5
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Organic
No
Vegan Friendly
Yes
Serafino (Steve) Maglieri arrived in McLaren vale in 1968 determined to enter the wine industry. From picking, pruning and cellar hand work to planting his own vineyards and building his first winery, Steve has enjoyed great success. Today the Serafino vineyards have expanded to 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale land and a new state of the art winery, purpose built for small batch production.
McLaren Vale, SA

Region

McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowne ...
Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. Read Full Article
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Serafino Wines

Winery

Serafino Wines

Steve was hands on from the beginning, getting his hands dirty with picking, pruning and c ...
Steve was hands on from the beginning, getting his hands dirty with picking, pruning and cellar hand work and planting his own vineyards, building his first winery.  Steve has enjoyed great success. Today, the Serafino vineyards have expanded to over 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale land including, a new state of the art winery, purpose built for small batch production. Serafino make brilliant Shiraz and alternative varietals but also manage to conjure magic in unexpected ways. McLaren Vale does not have a world class reputation for Chardonnay or Cabernet production, yet, year in year out, make fabulous Chardonnay and Cabernet. 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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Serafino Wines
Serafino Wines

Steve was hands on from the beginning, getting his hands dirty with picking, pruning and cellar hand work and planting his own vineyards, building his first winery.  Steve has enjoyed great success. Today, the Serafino vineyards have expanded to over 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale land including, a new state of the art winery, purpose built for small batch production. Serafino make brilliant Shiraz and alternative varietals but also manage to conjure magic in unexpected ways. McLaren Vale does not have a world class reputation for Chardonnay or Cabernet production, yet, year in year out, make fabulous Chardonnay and Cabernet.

Read more
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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McLaren Vale, SA
McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually.

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