The Spanish origin variety tempranillo (meaning ‘early ripening’) thrives in the elevated NSW Hilltops region. The original tempranillo vines were planted at FREEMAN Vineyards in 2000.
FREEMAN Tempranillo 2021 is a bright garnet coloured wine marked by lifted aromas of cherry, blackberry and spice, characters typical of Australian tempranillo. Medium-bodied with savoury chalky tannins balanced by an appealing earthy umami flavour spectrum and light oak frame from old oak hogsheads, this release resonates true Spanish Rioja. Ole!
A pretty classic year, with a cool summer and mostly dry autumn, 2021 delivered a tip-top good crop of fully ripe flavour-packed grapes, picked in early March for this young spicy red wine.