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2020 Tempranillo

A delicious medium bodied red wine with lovely aromatics.  Featuring a hints of smokey, savoury spice herbs behind ripe cherry.  This wine is lush and soft.

$30 per bottle

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Vintage Overview

A vintage to forget for so many reasons. Heat, drought, smoke, very small harvest and a pandemic thanks to Covid-19 challenged my resolve.  To start the drama, summer kicked in early with a very warm and dry October & November and only one relieving bit of rain late in December. The vines struggled from the beginning with only a small canopy and a tiny 0.5 of a tonne crop – 30% of our normal crop.

A smoke haze threatened to ruin everything but thankfully it was not thick enough to leave a taint.  As we got into February thankfully the weather cooled, and the ripening slowed helping to shape a better vintage than it started out to be.   Covid-19 nearly ruined the party, but we managed to harvest the whole crop in a quarter of the time with some excellent results, albeit much smaller than normal.

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