Tempranillo is rising in popularity here in Australia. Across in Western Australia, West Cape Howe do well here with plantings in the geographically and geologically diverse regions of the Perth Hills region and Frankland in Great Southern.
West Cape Howe, Tempranillo, Perth Hills/Frankland, 2014
Rubbery, dark cherry fruit with chocolate fresh oak and fennel seed herbaceous qualities. Full palate with raspberry , cola, cherry confection ramped up by the alcohol. Heads to bitter tangy flavours before drying tannins take over, with a lingering echo of spiced red fruits. Fun drinking without complication, and handles mid week garlic roasted root vegetables perfectly.
Wine sample courtesy of West Cape Howe Wines