Tread Softly Tempranillo (6pk)
|Categories for this Product:||
Grape Variety: Tempranillo
Winemaker: Corey Ryan
Pack Size: 6 Bottle Pack
Summary: Tread Softly is a contemporary range of wines seeking to deliver delicious, intensely flavoured wines that are naturally medium weighted and moderate in alcohol. By using more sustainable vineyard management and wine-making techniques to ensure their production has had a minimal impact to the environment. Tread Softly is committed to reducing their carbon footprint and so commits to planting an Australian Native Tree for 6 bottles sold.
Vineyards: Sourced from established vineyards of the rich soils of the border of Victoria and South Australia. The vines are mostly dry-grown and utilise expert canopy management to help to control ripening and vigour.
Winemaking: Harvested in the morning to avoid the warm temperatures of the day. The fruit is quickly delivered to the winery for destemming and crushing. The wine ferments in stainless steel tanks and is gently pumped over twice daily to softly extract tannins and colour. The wine goes through malolactic fermentation (MLF) in tank and stays on MLF lees for an extra three months before bottling and early release.
2023 Vintage: The winter and spring prior to the 2023 vintage was generally a little wetter and cooler than what is usual, delaying the start of vintage and meaning some extra care was required through the growing period. Whilst the vintage was indeed later than usual, there were some beautiful parcels of fruit that benefited from being grown in sites where the slower ripening simply enabled flavour ripeness to be achieved with character & balance.
Tasting Note: A vibrant and floral Tempranillo, aromas of violets and black currant combine with cassis and raspberry on the palate. A wine with elegant structure and lifted fruits, that finishes with a great intensity, vibrant acidity and length of flavour. Perfectly paired with Mushroom Risotto or venison.