2016 del Rios 'Carmen' Tempranillo
Our Tempranillo comes from the Martinelli vineyard in the high cool end of the King Valley with a climate that reflects where the best Spanish Tempranillo grows. This is in memory of the friendship between the Del Río, Martinelli, and Cueli families. It is named after Carmen Cueli who was the lovely warm mother to us all and there was never too many to feed.
Cherries and raspberries over a savoury note of tamarillo with a hint of liquorice and spice. Soft palate with a core of fruit sweetness and soft tannins.
90 Rating - James Halliday - Good colour; the bouquet opens with a warm hay shed notes before cherry blossom and spiced cherry fruit flavours take over, and accelerate on the back-palate and finish.
|Grape Varieties||100% Tempranillo|
|Harvest date||9th March 2016|
|Details||Alcohol: 13.5% | pH 3.93 | Acidity: 5.8g/L|
|Cellaring potential||8-10 years from vintage.
Wild yeast fermentation.
Matured in 30% new French oak and 70% 1-5-year-old French oak.