Largely unfamiliar with an alarm clock going off before 10am it was an early start for our ‘Front of House’ team on 4th March. Nevertheless, two rows of delicious Tempranillo beckoned and with Restaurant Manager Yen bringing up the rear (alarm clocks aren’t 100% reliable) we took to our task with gusto.
This lovely parcel of handpicked Tempranillo was picked, destemmed and fermented in an open top fermenter until dry, with the cap plunged twice daily by the kitchen and restaurant team before finding its way into an oak barrel for maturation.
Early signs for what will be a tiny release of McLaren Vale Tempranillo exclusively for our Clan members, are for an extremely high quality wine. It would have to be with chief bunch checker ‘Sophie’ on the job!
Be sure to upgrade your Meanderings membership now and look out for this exciting release in the future!