Regional Frankland River Tempranillo 2023

Regional Frankland River Tempranillo 2023

Regional Frankland River Tempranillo 2023

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VINTAGE
2023 Vintage in Frankland River was the earliest harvest on record due to warm and dry conditions, resulting in great fruit quality. Red wines produced from this vintage show great color and intensity. 

REGION
Frankland River

VARIETAL
100% Tempranillo 

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.8
Titratable Acidity: 6.2

WINEMAKING NOTES
Fruit from the Swinney vineyard in the Frankland Region was used to craft this robust, full-bodied wine. It was pressed and fermented in open top fermenters, was plunged twice daily and then allowed to mature in seasoned oak for eight months. The wine was blended in November and bottled in December 2023.

TASTING NOTES

Brooding undertones of blackcurrant, blackberry, liquorice and brown spices merge with rich, dark chocolate and black fruit aromas in this full-bodied wine that reveals itself in layers of dark chocolate, concentrated black fruits and liquorice on the palate. This full-bodied wine masterfully delivers rich, velvety layers of dark chocolate and black fruits, with liquorice and complex, concentrated blackcurrant characters. The robust finish softens into a lingering sprinkle of chalky, fine tannins.

PAIR WITH
Spicy chorizo and potato Spanish tapas.  

★★★★★

Gained top points from Matthews, who thought it: “A different spin on chenin blanc with new oak vanilla bean notes on the nose. Surprisingly, works quite well on the palate. Glossy green apple, baked pastries and crème fraiche. Nice line and
length, with seamless acidity.” I loved its apple/stone fruit combination, apple-skin texture and length.

Score - 95

Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine
Nikola Estate Regional Chenin Blanc 2021
★★★★

Appealed to me with its positive, gooseberry and feijoa aromas. The palate’s round, with flavours turning more to stonefruits. It finishes with subtle sweetness and good ength. Honan noted, “A subtle lick of volatile acidity on the inhale. Saline sweetness on the palate, lemon and passionfruit. Moreishness. Great carry, compels another sip.

Score - 92

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