Tempranillo is a variety of grape originating from Spain. The name refers to the Spanish word for early, ‘temprano’. Tempranillo is a relatively new variety to Hawkes Bay, and 2013 is only our second release of this wine.
On the nose the wine displays rich dark berry notes with the additional complexity of leather and spice also apparent. The palate is medium bodied with red fruit flavours supported by complex and savoury richness. Firm tannins give this wine impressive length and concentration.
Drinking well upon release this wine could be cellared with confidence for five to ten years.