Elephant In The Room Tempranillo (6pk)
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Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Region: South Australia and Barossa
Winemaker: Corey Ryan
Pack Size: 6 Bottle Pack
Summary: The Elephant in the Room wines are proudly large in scale and expansive in flavour. Ignoring fashion and braving the scorn “wine thought police” Elephant in the Room was created to give consumers exactly what they want – full bodied and mouth-filling wines that deliver maximum pleasure. Each wine is sourced from slow-ripening cool climate vineyards in the Limestone Coast of South Australia and partially matured in French Oak before final blending and bottling by Corey Ryan.
Vineyards: Sourced from a selection of mature, dry-grown vineyards in South Australia with a portion from the Barossa Valley. The fruit is partually hand-harvested before de-stemming and cool fermentation in small two tonne open fermenters with regular hand plunging. Matured in seasoned French oak (20% new French) for six months before bottling with minimal filtration and sulphur addition.
Winemaking: Partially hand harvested before de-stemming primarily in closed fermenters with pump overs with a portion of open fermenters. All components blended post fermentation before two thirds were matured in stainless steel and one third was matured in French oak for nine months months before bottling with minimal fining, filtration and sulphur addition.
Vintage 2019: 2019 was challenging and hot in the South of Australia. The season started at a cracking pace with a hot and early summer that reduced yields. A dry winter was followed by a cool spring before a number of exceptionally hot days prior to vintage. Subsequently yields were down but the quality remained excellent.
Tasting Note: What a cracking debut for the Elephant family. A wonderfully aromatic and fragrant example of Australian Tempranillo that is juicy, soft and supple. It has vibrant aromas of red fruits with hints of textbook cola, anise and raspberry jam. As befitting Tempranillo, it has soft, supple tannins and low acid so it’s remarkably food friendly and delivers a mouthful of delicious vital fruit, a great depth of flavour and a satisfying finish. Try it with chargrilled Chorizo or an antipasto plate with Manchego and olives.
The below information is available for stockists of this product.
Bottle Barcode: 9344154014713
Carton Barcode: 9344154014720