Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Witches Falls Wild Ferment Tempranillo 2017


There's no hero variety coming from the Granite Belt. Although so many work well, some are more consistent than others. Tempranillo is a variety which always seems to strike the right chord. Here's another example. Coming from a site on the northern end of Ballandean, this is the first Tempranillo produced by Witches Falls.

Owner and winemaker Jon Heslop suspected it would be a popular variety for his portfolio, and his gut instincts weren't wrong. Sales continue to rocket up the charts, so much so that the 2018 production will be doubled from the current 5000 bottles.

No one goes thirsty with wines like this on the table - unless you run out. And running out is a high probability. Such an approachable and food friendly wine, there's lots to like about it.

Sheets of earthiness roll out through the mid-palate. Juicy dark cherries, plum fruit and scents of dried flowers all make a play for your attention. Charred meat, smoke and soft spices to close. This was shared amongst friends and it disappeared in quick time. 'nuff said really.

Drink now to three years.

91/100

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $36
Source: Sample
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