Main & Cherry 2018 Tempranillo
Kenton Valley vineyard, Adelaide Hills
Altitude 450 metres
Clone – D8V13
Grown just south of Gumeracha, in the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills and with an elevation of 450 metres it is the highest vineyard that we source fruit from. Harvested over two weeks in early March, destemmed into small open top fermenters. It spent 12 days on skins, with foot pigeage and gentle plunging before basket pressing and then spending 9 months in seasoned French oak.
A vibrant, medium to full-bodied style with soft, plush tannins. Characters of ripe cherries, blackcurrant, plums, cinnamon spice and earthy tones.
James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion 93 points
"Just so enjoyable. Cherry-berry flavours come slipped with sweet spice and tethered by firm, ripe, grainy tannin. There's a creaminess to the mouthfeel and a juicy push of flavour to the finish. Pretty much impossible to go wrong." Campbell Mattinson.