Tempranillo grapes are well suited to the Adelaide Hills region. They ripen early, love altitude and thrive in cool climate conditions. The grapes were fermented in open tanks for ten days, then pressed and transferred to French oak barrels for 1 year. The finished wine delivers contrasting flavours. Deep crimson in colour this wine is best described as a “big bold” Spanish style red.
GOLD MEDAL 2019 KPMG SYDNEY ROYAL WINE SHOW
95 points Top of the class!
Judges Comments: "Very solid Class. The 2018 wines shone with their brightness and vitality. Top wine had depth of fruit with judicious use of oak."
GOLD MEDAL 2019 AUSTRALIAN SMALL WINEMAKERS SHOW 56 points Top of the class!
SILVER MEDAL 2019 NATIONAL COOL CLIMATE WINE SHOW 52.5 points
BRONZE MEDAL 2019 ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE AWARDS 89.0 points
Judges Comments: "Some earthy and savoury spice.. black pepper and dark cherry.. good mouth coating and fresh, medium weight." "Subdued nose, cherry fruits, grippy tannin" "Nice simple red fruits, good structure, simple but nice drink.".
This unique label by Benjamin Aitken is the inaugural edition of the Side Gate Art Series by our winemaker, Josef Orbach. This label was born out of love for two things: A passion for traditional Spanish-style reds, and the wonder of sharing great art.
PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA 14.3% ALC/VOL - 8.3 STANDARD DRINKS CONTAINS SULPHITES