'Killdog Creek' Tempranillo 2018

A striking deep purple colour with aromas of cherries and five spice, a medium bodied palate with chalky tannins and flavours of dark plums, Morello cherries and a hint of spice.


Winemaker's Notes 

14.45 tonnes of estate grown fruit were hand picked from the vineyard's new blocks of this Spanish varietal planted in 2007 at a Bourne of 13.3° on March 14, 2018, then transported directly to the winery, crushed and placed in open fermenters. At this stage the grape acid was adjusted and inoculated with yeast. For the following six days the crushed grapes were plunged and temperature controlled. The must (skins and wine) was then pressed and pumped to stainless steel tanks to allow secondary or malolactic fermentation to take place. At the completion of this process, the wine was racked to oak barriques for 19 months of maturation. After minimum filtration, the Tempranillo was bottled at the winery in February 2020. 1,139 cases were produced. 


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