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 2022 is a ruby 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!
The 2022 season started with a cool spring and later the warm dry autumn nurtured fully ripe flavour-packed grapes picked in mid-March for this spicy mellow red.