2013 Tempranillo Monastrell
The 2013 version of our Spanish inspired wine is 70%Tempranillo and 30% Mourvedre, or Monastrell. The varieties are near each end of the ripening spectrum, the Tempranillo being our first variety to ripen, and Mourvedre one of the last along with Cabernet. Each variety is picked, fermented and matured separately before blending prior to bottling. The deeper darker fruit and firmer tannin backbone of Mourvedre is a perfect foil for the spicy vibrant Tempranillo. The 2013 is much more acid driven than previous versions, with a juicy, savoury, spicy palate.
Medium hue brick red
Red berry fruit with savoury spicy edge, some charcuterie nuances – a combination of the spice of Tempranillo and the plummy Mourvedre.
Soft and round with savoury flavours of mocca and game dominant over the core of plummy fruit sweetness, moderate tannins.
Shorter to medium term, very approachable now, but should develop further suppleness with up to 5 years aging
70% Tempranillo 30% Monastrell (aka Mourvedre)
20 months in 2 to 5 years old French oak barriques