Quarry Hill Canberra District Lost Acre Tempranillo 2016
Quarry Hill’s second Tempranillo, from the outstanding 2015 vintage, pips even the gold-medal-winning original vintage from the outstanding 2013 season. Winemaker Alex McKay made it in the “joven” style – the Spanish term for young, fruity, low-oak Tempranillos made for current drinking. The vivid, crimson colour, spectacularly fruity aroma and buoyant, tannic, gently grippy palate make it a joy to drink on its own or with food. Quarry Hill’s Russell Kerrison says the wine comprises ten barrels of Tempranillo and one of Grenache (a combination widely used in Spain).