Running with Bulls
The Running with Bulls Tempranillo is sourced from multiple growers in
the western ranges, across the valley floor and into the Penrice region
of the Barossa. This provides a great collection of aroma and flavour
profiles to make an interesting and varietal Barossa Tempranillo.
Fermentation with yeasts indigenous to the vineyards was followed by
malolactic fermentation and maturation in new and mature oak barrels.
Our aim has been to showcase the stylish fruit flavours and lovely tannins
of Tempranillo, and for the oak to only have a very subtle influence.
A warm and dry spring started the growing season off early. This
weather continued into summer until the end of January when an
inch of rain fell. The rain was welcome and gave the vines the drink
they needed to finish ripening the grapes. The warm days during
summer and autumn were mediated by cool nights, leading to
immaculate fruit flavours and ripe tannins.
Crimson in colour, the bouquet opens with black cherry, cola and
lavender supported by notes of chocolate and black pepper. The
velvet like palate has fleshy boysenberry and spice, followed by plush
powdery tannins. This is a wine that is inherently drinkable. Enjoy with
smoky chilli chicken with barbecued corn and crushed avocado tacos
or garlic and thyme roasted mushrooms on sourdough.
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