Tempranillo 2018

Tempranillo 2018

Our first Tempranillo block was planted in 2005 and to this day we remain one of only a small handful of Tempranillo growers in BC. This noble red grape, native to Spain, is best known as the early-ripening dominant grape of Rioja. This vintage of our Tempranillo delivers an elegant mouthfeel and a distinctive and intriguing flavour profile at the savoury end of the spectrum. A perennial favourite. 

  • 90 points - Tim Pawsey, Hired Belly

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The 2018 Tempranillo is a dry, medium-bodied red wine. The intense nose of crab apples, baking spice and sundried tomatoes transitions seamlessly into notes of fig, sandalwood, leather and anise on the palate. This is a complex wine with an intriguing profile that leans toward to the savoury end of the flavour spectrum. This 2018 vintage of Tempranillo has soft but structured tannins, with an elegant mouthfeel that is balanced out by a nice tart acidity. This is an approachable wine that drinks well now but would evolve nicely in the bottle over the next eight years.

Wine Profile
90 points - Tim Pawsey, Hired Belly; BRONZE MEDAL - 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships
Wine Specs
Osoyoos East Bench
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