Bellwether Wrattonbully Tempranillo

£25.75

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Producer: Sue Bell
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 13%

Colour: Garnet Red
Nose: Leather, Mint
Palate: Blackberry

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Description

Bellwether is the brainchild of Sue Bell, based in the 1868 Glen Roy Shearing Shed in Coonawarra. Sue makes wines in Coonawarra as well as other regions of Australia, including as far afield as Tasmania. Her selection of fruit is classics from cool climates but also playing with Mediterranean varieties suited to dry
climates. Climate change underlies every decision in winemaking for Bellwether wines, from appropriate varietal/region matches to sustainable winemaking. Texture and complexity intrigue Sue and are hallmarks of how her wines are made – 100% indigenous yeast and gently handled. The Tempranillo is grown by Peter Bird, who Sue knew grows some of the nest grapes in Wrattonbully way back from her days at Hardy’s. These days she is looking at buying some of the alternative varieties which thrive in this surprisingly cool to warm climate.

TASTING NOTES

Super aromatic, textured, and lively. Nothing like you might expect from Rioja. This is red & black-fruited, fresh, and clean wine with great length to back up the palate.

FOOD PAIRING

Steak and lamb – barbecued of course!

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