West Cape Howe Tempranillo 2019
1 or more bottles$21.99
Spicy plum fruit aromas with intense ‘broody’ fruits. Hint of sweet oak with some smoky tamarillo characters.
A growing number of Australian winemakers are planting the great Spanish red grape, Tempranillo, attracted by its ability to produce full-flavoured, approachable yet age-worthy wines in sometimes trying, dry hot conditions.
“This is a stunning example of the variety at an extremely attractive price: deep purple in the glass, full of plush black cherry and plumb fruit, wrapped in supple but firm tannins, the wine opens beautifully as you swirl and sip, revealing tantalising spice and liquorice. Really lovely.” Max Allen, The Australian Financial Review
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The wine regions of WA sit at the state’s southwest tip. The famed Margaret River region, with its warm maritime climate, lies roughly 200 kilometres south of Perth. Rainfall is high here compared with other Australian wine regions, but it falls mainly during the winter. Cabernet Sauvignon is a popular planting, and winemakers often blend it with Merlot to create Bordeaux-style wines. Margaret River is also distinguished for its Chardonnays, with their high natural acidity and concentrated stone-fruit aromas. Malolactic fermentation and barrel ageing further lend complexity to these special wines. Sauvignon Blanc is also widely planted here and often goes into blends with Semillon. Wine production also occurs in the Great Southern region, which includes the subregions of Frankland River and Mount Barker. Here, they produce floral Rieslings, peppery and elegant Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Other wine regions in this large state include Blackwood Valley, Geographe, Peel, Pemberton, Manjimup, and Swan District.
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About the brand West Cape Howe Wines
West Cape Howe was founded in 1997 and soon became one of the most popular wine brands in Western Australia. Over time it has acquired some of the oldest vineyard resources in the state, giving it unequalled access to the best and most consistent quality fruit that the cool Great Southern wine region has to offer.
The West Cape Howe Winery is situated on the undulating, historical and picturesque property of Langton on Muir Highway, Mount Barker, and was purchased from Goundrey in 2009.
This state-of-the-art winery is a world-class facility, importantly located in Mount Barker, the premier fruit source location for West Cape Howe. As for the grapes themselves, the West Cape Howe Langton Vineyard in Mount Barker consistently produces the highest quality fruit, resulting in wines of harmony, balance, structure and flavour.
Established in 1978, the Langton Vineyard has some of the most mature vines in the Great Southern. It includes:
- Riesling Block 6 (4 Ha) Fruit from this block has now produced three Wine Show Trophies
- Cabernet Sauvignon Block 1 (1.8 Ha)
- Shiraz Block 5 (3.5 Ha)
Premium wine can only come from excellent fruit and it is for this reason our winemakers dedicate many months leading up to vintage, visiting and monitoring vineyards throughout the Great Southern wine region - ensuring that only the best parcels of fruit are selected and picked for the West Cape Howe range of wines.