Down The Rabbit Hole 2016 Tempranillo
WINEMAKER: WALTER CLAPPIS
Juicy black cherries with licorice & spice, followed by earthy cocoa notes are all held together with silky tannins which provide a lengthy finish. This wine keeps you coming back for more.
The fruit for Down The Rabbit Hole Tempranillo is grown in South Willunga, McLaren Vale. Warm Summer days are cooled by evening sea breezes from St Vincent’s Gulf, which lies a close proximity to the West. The soil is rich loam over clay with patches of underlying limestone, giving the wine a rich and fullness of pallet. The Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale is well suited to growing this Spanish variety.
Winemaking NotesThe 2016 Vintage was warm and dry throughout Summer producing intense colour and flavour. After spending 8 days on skins, the wine was pressed into seasoned oak to mature for 12 months.
Dark cherry red with plum hues
Vibrant cherries and blueberries, plus licorice & spice
Dark cherries and licorice follow through onto the palate, while smooth cocoa tannins provide a lengthy finish
- Age of Vines: 5 years old
- Yields per acre: 1.5 Tonnes
- Location: McLaren Vale, South Australia
- Baume at Harvest: 13.9 degrees Be
- Oak Treatment: Third use hogs head (300L) barrels for 12 months
- Residual Sugar: <2g/L
- Alcohol: 14.0% v/v