Ferngrove Independence Tempranillo
Composition: 100% Tempranillo
Residual Sugar: 1.51g/L
Growing Region: 100 % Frankland River, Great Southern
Notes: Overall, a good vintage for Ferngrove, especially against the seasonal challenges. Luckily enough the dry growing season and exceptional vineyard management provided great conditions for our reds with excellent natural retained acidity, intense colour and richness.
Winemaking Notes: Hand harvested, the fruit was gently destemmed into a small open five tonne fermenter. The must was cold soaked for several days prior to warming and then fermenting with a peak temperature of 28 C. Regular pump overs ensured even fermentation and extraction.
Colour: Deep, vivid crimson red with a youthful purple hue.
Nose: Plush, ripe red berry fruits with a hint of spice.
Palate: Rich, fresh and juicy blackberry, plum and dark cherry fruit with an intriguing savoury finish .
Cellaring Notes: This Tempranillo has delicious ripe fruit characters and varietal expression and is an excellent example of a modern Australian nouveau style wine that drinks exceptionally well now.
Food Pairing: To be enjoyed with BBQ gourmet meats amongst friends.