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Municipal Wines Tempranillo

   



2015 Single Vineyard Whitegate Tempranillo



Tasting Notes

Colour: Bright and youthful deep crimson.
Aroma: Medium plus intensity, red currents, spiced plum, clove, nutmeg, sour cherry, cola, aniseed, hints of vanilla and lovey savoury spice.
Palate: Vibrant red fruits including sour cherry and spiced plum, clove, nutmeg, cola, and savour spice with fresh acid, firm powdery tannins, moderate alcohol, medium body and great length.


Wine Profile

Region: Strathbogie Ranges
Vineyard: Whitegate
Vintage: 2015
Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Production: 132 Cases
Harvested: 27/2/2015
pH: 3.5
T/A: 6.9
Alcohol: 13.3%
Fermentation: Three day cold soak prior to inoculation. This Tempranillo was fermented in an open fermenter, with two pump overs per day and two delestage. Fermentation continued for 7 days between 14-25 degrees with Concurrent malolactic fermentation. The wine was immediately pressed off post fermentation as 2015 fruit delivered wines with plenty of tannin and good structure.
Maturation: 24 months in a combination of Radoux and Demptos barrels (both puncheons 400L and hogsheads 300L) 30% new, utilising French, Hungarian and American oak.




Whitegate Vineyard Profile

Size of Vineyard Block: 0.5 Ha
Row Orientation: North / South
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Pruning: Spur
Planting density: 1,200 Vines/Ha
Clone: D8V 13
Average Vine Age: 11 years
Yield: 5.66T/Ha
Climate: Continental climate, warm days followed by very cool nights.
MJT: 20.7
Growing Season Rainfall: 320mm-380mm
Soil: Sandy loam, giving way to decomposed granite.
Altitude: 480 Meters.


 



Municipal Wines Tempranillo

 



 

2014 Single Vineyard Whitegate Reserve Tempranillo



Tasting Notes

Colour: Bright medium intensity, crimson
Aroma: A very complex savoury wine with medium plus intensity, red fruits, cola, sweet spice, clove, sage, dark chocolate and hints of cedar and bay leaf.
Palate: Med body, medium plus acid, chalky tannins, well balanced with medium plus intensity. The flavour profile includes red fruits, spiced plum, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, cola, & hints of fresh sage. The finish is long and persistent.


Wine Profile

Region: Strathbogie Ranges
Vineyard: Whitegate
Vintage: 2014
Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Production: 131 Cases
Harvested: 25/3/2014
pH: 3.62
T/A: 6.45
Alcohol: 13.1%
Fermentation: Three day cold soak prior to inoculation. This Tempranillo was fermented in an open fermenter, with two punch downs per day. Concurrent malolactic fermentation occurred. Fermentation continued for 17 days between 18-20 degrees. After primary fermentation, a three day post fermentation maceration was conducted to maximise colour and tannin extraction.
Maturation: 24 months in a combination of Demtos and Radoux hogsheads (300L) & barrique (225L) barrels 50% new, utilising French, American & Hungarian oak.




Whitegate Vineyard Profile

Size of Vineyard Block: 0.5 Ha
Row Orientation: North / South
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Pruning: Spur
Planting density: 1,200 Vines/Ha
Clone: D8V 13
Average Vine Age: 10 years
Yield: 15.5T/Ha
Climate: Continental climate, warm days followed by very cool nights.
MJT: 20.7
Growing Season Rainfall: 320mm-380mm
Soil: Sandy loam, giving way to decomposed granite.
Altitude: 480 Meters.




Review

Sensational. From floral, clove-spiked, amaro-drenched, cherry cola-scented perfume, through to shapely, inwardly concentrated yet just on medium weight flavours. The wine has energy, exceptional length, a feel of finesse, succulence and immense persistence. Itís a tempranillo that values that sense of Ďpinosityí but doesnít forget to come bearing a shawl of finely threaded, firm tannins.
Utterly charming, this is a hit from the get go. This is exciting.

Mike Bennie  -  March 11th 2017  - 
http://www.winefront.com.au 

 

Municipal Wines Tempranillo
   



 



2014 Single Vineyard Whitegate Tempranillo



Tasting Notes

Colour: Bright crimson, medium intensity, with a violet meniscus.
Aroma: Clean, medium intensity, spiced plum, dark cherry, cola, liquorish,
cardamom, nutmeg, fruit cake, and chocolate.
Palate: Dry, high acid, powdery tannins, moderate alcohol, medium body with a delicate structure, medium plus intensity. The flavour profile includes spiced plum, sour cherry, poached rhubarb, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, cola, & hints of fresh sage. The finish is long and persistent.


Wine Profile

Region: Strathbogie Ranges
Vineyard: Whitegate
Vintage: 2014
Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Production: 381 Cases
Harvested: 25/3/2014
pH: 3.65
T/A: 5.47
Alcohol: 13.3%
Fermentation: Three day cold soak prior to inoculation. This Tempranillo was fermented in an open fermenter, with two punch downs per day. Concurrent malolactic fermentation occurred. Fermentation continued for 17 days between 18-20 degrees. After primary fermentation, a three day post fermentation maceration was conducted to maximise colour and tannin extraction.
Maturation: 14 months in a combination of Demtos and Radoux hogshead
barrels (300L) 25% new, utilising French and American oak.




Whitegate Vineyard Profile

Size of Vineyard Block: 0.5 Ha
Row Orientation: North / South
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Pruning: Spur
Planting density: 1,200 Vines/Ha
Clone: D8V 13
Average Vine Age: 10 years
Yield: 15.5T/Ha
Climate: Continental climate, warm days followed by very cool nights.
MJT: 20.7
Growing Season Rainfall: 320mm-380mm
Soil: Sandy loam, giving way to decomposed granite.
Altitude: 480 Meters.




Review

As delicate as tempranillo comes. This is a flighty, lacy red of beautiful, red berry, pomegranate, sweet earth, pot pourri and herb scents. The palate has feathery yet firm tannins, bright cranberry-like acidity, a dance of barely there but attractive red fruit flavours. Itís subtle, understated, utterly charming.
Just donít expect a tempranillo clip over the ear.

Mike Bennie  -  March 11th 2017  - 
http://www.winefront.com.au

 



Municipal Wines Tempranillo

 

 

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