The Tempranillo grape is ideally suited to the Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale. Willunga’s first vintage for Tempranillo was 2010. The grapes come from the Blewitt Springs subregion of the Vale which has a little more elevation and a mixture of darker basalt soils and sandy soils.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
“The bouquet is full of mocha oak, sarsaparilla and plums; the palate is fleshy, forward, rich and fresh, showing the McLaren Vale side of this variety‘s personality; generous, but not to a fault, just a lovely drink.”
Rating 92 - Drink by 2015 Ben Edwards, James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013
This delicious, fleshy, lush example from just south of Adelaide shows what potential the grape has Down Under. Imagine a very, very ripe upfront fruit Rioja
Rose Murray-Brown, The Scotsman on Sunday, 25th November 2012
The Spanish Tempranillo grape variety is here given an impressively fruit-driven Australian makeover by the consistently impressive Willunga. Really juicy and vibrant, lifted primary berry fruit dominate the succulent palate with just enough tannin and backbone to keep it food-friendly. TheWineGang.com, 1st November 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
This wine exhibits aromatics of black cherries, sweet spice and dark fruits.
The palate has an abundance of blackberries and raspberries that are given a lift on the finish by a crisp acidity. A seam of fine tannins runs through the fruit, giving the wine good length and a savoury finish.