Sam Miranda Tempranillo 2013THIS VINTAGE HAS SOLD OUT!
Showing a bright purple hue and classic herbal dark cherry aromas. Ripe spicy plum flavours and a soft textural mouth feel are a result of the gentle handing of this wine from harvest through to bottling. Unfiltered with its soul intact! A wine that will benefit with a bit of age and will match a range of meals.
Sourced from a single vineyard at the base of Powers lookout in the upper King Valley. The extended cool ripening conditions of this vineyard site allows the flavours and tannins time to ripen whilst maintaining the natural acidity that provides freshness to the palate.
Tempranillo is the main variety of Spain, and with its wonderful characters, it is one of the classic grapes of the world. It has the capacity to produce deeply coloured and intensely flavoured wines. The growing season is short as it both buds later, and ripens earlier, than the traditional Australian reds. It thereby misses the spring frosts, and is usually picked before the autumn rains. Tempranillo has the capacity to grow successfully, like Shiraz, in cool, warm, and even hot areas. It is grown throughout Spain, but produces the best regarded wines in the cool Rioja region and the warmer adjacent Riberio del Duero and Toro regions..
Score: 91 Points
Review by: James Halliday , 2016 James Halliday Wine Companion
2014 North East Victorian Wine Challenge