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The Impressionist

The Impressionist
2016 Tempranillo, Eden Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: .62%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
Best Buy
Cellar Selection
2017 World Value Wine Challenge Best Value Australian Tempranillo

The Impressionist
2016 Tempranillo, Eden Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: .62%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of spiced cherries and rhubarb, blueberry tart, and marinated beets with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delightful, medium-long finish that shows accents of chocolate nuts, pepper, delicate violet and rose waters, and cedar with medium, dusty, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nuanced and engaging Tempranillo that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: spiced cherries and rhubarb, blueberry tart, and marinated beets
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of chocolate nuts, pepper, delicate violet and rose waters, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Elk Chops, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nuanced and engaging Tempranillo that will be very versatile.

The Producer

The Collective Wine Company

The Producer
Unit 2/20-28 Ricketty Street
Mascot, NSW 2020
Australia
61 -299552008

Tempranillo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Tempranillo is the principal grape of Rioja, Spain's most famous red wine. The variety has beautiful red cherry, blackberry and mulberry fruit with medium-weight tannins, good acidity and complexity. it is generally aged in older oak barrels in Rioja to soften the wine.

Tempranillo is also grown in other regions of Spain, such as Ribera del Duero and La Mancha. It also produces important wines in Portugal and Argentina and is planted in countries such as Mexico, the United States and Australia.

While there are some lighter versions made for early consumption, a typical Tempranillo ages very well, anywhere from five to seven for a medium-bodied version to twenty to thirty years for a Gran Riserva Rioja. They pair well with most red meats and spicy dishes, from empanadas to game birds.