Tempranillo is Spain’s great red grape. Grown all across the country in diverse climates and made into many styles, it parallels Shiraz in Australia. Famous UK writer and critic Jancis Robinson describes it as “… capable of making deep coloured, long-lasting wines that are not… notably high in alcohol”, with characters including “strawberries… spice, leather and tobacco leaves...”. We could not have said it better!
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine is very varietal, with a regional signature that has been a consistent feature of La Linea, best described simply as ‘fragrant’. Its perfume is very attractive: an amalgam of red berries with floral hints, plus notes of spice and pomegranate essence - what the French call grenadine.
Importantly, it has the signature fleshy, medium-weight middle palate, followed by savoury late tannins, which make Tempranillo such a great wine to match with food. Moderate alcohol, fragrance, depth of flavour, and a gentle but beautifully dry finish.