I’ll just say that this wine’s name is actually ‘by S.C.P. Tempranillo’ but for ease of search I’ve kept with the program. The fruit comes from Sellicks Hill in McLaren Vale, the style is firmly set to drink youngish.
“In the end, the wine range reflects a place and time in Australian winemaking culture”, states Pannell. “We’ve been recognised in Australia for certain varieties that have performed well, and often when mimicking great wines of Europe, but I see a new future that stretches beyond this”. Pannell is working hard with tempranillo and creating McLaren Vale’s own imprint of the variety.
100 % Tempranillo from the Koomilya & Sellicks Hill vineyards in McLaren Vale. The must was traditionally vinified in small open-top fermenters for 10 days. Aged for seven months in large format French and Hungarian oak vats and puncheons, 20% of which were new. This is highly perfumed, vibrant and complex with sweet black cherries, sarsaparilla, and good hints of exotic spice. A plush, light- to medium-bodied, juicy wine with leafy, dusty tannins on the finish.