2019 Tintara Tempranillo
Appearance: Brilliant deep brick red
Bouquet: complex nose of dark cherry, chocolate, dried herbs, earth, spice and a hint of tar
Palate: A balanced & harmonious palate with initial primary fruit flavours of raspberry, sour cherry and plum followed by more savoury and spice flavours of cinnamon, bay leaf and tar. This wine has fine tannins with a subtle complexity giving a lovely structure and length.
Vintage Conditions: Winter rainfalls were slightly below average for McLaren Vale during in the lead up to vintage 2019 while spring and Summer continued to be dry. Heat spikes in January preceded a warm and dry harvest period however temperatures rarely exceed the low 30’s. Diligent vineyard management and strong vine architecture allowed fruit to achieve desirable sugar and flavour levels with very low disease pressure.