Tempranillo is well-known as the great grape of the famous Spanish Rioja wines. It was virtually unheard of in the Adelaide Hills before Nepenthe planted Tempranillo vines at Charleston in 1998.
However it is remarkably well-suited to the region, as it ripens early, loves altitude and thrives in the cool climate conditions. In making the Nepenthe Tempranillo, focus is placed on creating a wine that is a true reflection of this great variety in the Adelaide Hills, with simple winemaking techniques and the use of older oak barrels.
For more information on the Tempranillo please download the tasting note below.
Press and Awards
TROPHY Best Gold Medal Winning Alternative Red or White - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2011
TROPHY - Bathurst Cool Climate Wine Show 2011
GOLD - Bathurst Cool Climate Wine Show 2011
TOP GOLD - Rutherglen Wine Show 2011
Championship Winner - Winewise Feb 2012
GOLD - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2011
GOLD - Riverina Wine Show 2011
Halliday's Top 100 - 95 Points - The Weekend Australian, May 2012
This wine goes well with...
Sheep’s milk cheese