Trophy - 2011 Mediterranean Challenge, QueenslandThursday, 7 July 2011
Having earnt an enviable reputation for World class Shiraz in 2010 - Chateau Tanunda took out the Trophy for 'Best Tempranillo & blend' at the '2011 Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland Wine Show and Mediterranean Challenge' proving it has an extremely diverse portfolio.
Tempranillo is certainly not a newcomer to the Chateau with a 2006 Single Vineyard wine picking up a Bronze Medal at the 2007 Mediterranean show.
The 2010 blend is 66% Tempranillo with additional key roles from 17% Grenache and 16% Shiraz.
This unique blend was inspired by the wines of Spain and comes from selected growers in the Barossa sub-regions of Lyndoch and Stonewell for the Tempranillo, Ebenezer and Vine Vale for the Grenache and Nuriootpa for the Shiraz.
Lifted floral and herb aromas are accompanied by spicy red cherry and berry fruits on the palate with a long finish framed by fine- grained tannins from twelve months maturation in oak.
RRP - $28
Available online at - http://www.chateautanunda.com/wines/the-chateau-tempranillo-grenache-shiraz-2010