Chapel Hill `il Vescovo` Tempranillo 2010 (12 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

The wine has a rustic palate brimming with dark cherry flavours and tingling savoury tannins. This flavour profile and texture further reinforces why Tempranillo is considered to be such a “food friendly” variety.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

The 2010 Il Vescovo Tempranillo displays an exotic bouquet of mulberries and fennel seeds.

Palate

The wine has a rustic palate brimming with dark cherry flavours and tingling savoury tannins. This flavour profile and texture further reinforces why Tempranillo is considered to be such a “food friendly” variety.

Food Matching

Fennel dusted lamb racks with polenta, olives and gremolata.

Grape Varietals

Tempranillo is undisputedly the regal red grape variety of Spain, it is not only responsible for some of Spain’s most robust and charismatic red wines but also for a genre of stunningly textured fruit driven wines. The uniqueness of the variety can be attributed to its refined varietal charm.

Winemaking Notes

Our philosophy was to handle the grapes and the ferment gently in order to minimise the extraction of any undesirable harsh phenolics. Subsequently we by-passed the crusher rollers and obtained whole berries in the fermenter. The open fermenter was carefully pumped over and hand plunged to ensure an optimum and gentle level of colour, flavour and tannin. The wine was left in contact with it’s lees for 7 of the 9 month barrel maturation to encourage the integration of the fruit flavours and the grainy varietal tannins.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Tempranillo
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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A leading medium-sized winery in the region. In 2000 Chapel Hill was sold to the Swiss Thomas Schmidheiny group, which owns the respected Cuvaison winery in California as well as vineyards in Switzerland and Argentina. Wine quality is as good, if not better, than ever. Winemaker Michael Fragos was named Winemaker of the Year at London's International Wine & Spirit Competition '08. The production comes from the estate plantings of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, verdelho, savagnin, sangiovese and merlot, together with purchased grapes from McLaren Vale. Exports to all other major markets.

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