2016 Fighting Gully Road Beechworth Tempranillo

2016 Fighting Gully Road Beechworth Tempranillo 2016 Fighting Gully Road Beechworth Tempranillo

2016 Fighting Gully Road Beechworth Tempranillo

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$26.99 per bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $6.75 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

As with all the Fighting Gully Road wines this oozes authenticity. 
You could very well be in Rioja, with the milk chocolate and leather of this Tempranillo, and all built with robust earthiness, and wonderfully fully tannins.

Real Tempranillo.

Tech stuff

13.5
Beechworth
2016
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2025
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

An array of dark fruits spill out of the glass - plum, blackberry, mulberry, and touch of dark cherry - supported by subtle oak notes, and clove spice. The palate is fleshy and generous showing dark berries with a touch of tobacco leaf, and subtle minerality all leading to a long and spicy finish, framed by a hint of oak.

How was it made?

50% new French oak barriques from the forest of Never. Balance older French barriques. The palate structure demonstrates the varietal difference between Tempranillo and other red varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. Firm, fine grained powdery tannins coat the mouth, with rich black fruits. Released with some bottle age, it demonstrates many of the characteristics seen in the Tempranillo wines of Spains Rioja Alta and Ribera del Duero.

Who made it?

Fighting Gully Road is the passion project of Mark Walpole. After years working with Brown Brothers, in 1995 Mark found a block in neighbouring Beechworth, a region already known for producing premium boutique wines. The block was a mess and took him two years to clear before he could plant the vineyard. Mark was undeterred as the site was perfect, sitting at an optimum elevation of 550-575 meters on an escarpment that drops away by 200 - 300m. The elevation allows for a climate that is neither too hot nor too cold and the cooling winds keep the vines healthy, ensuring slow ripening during the day. At night, air drainage from the hillside provides milder conditions than the valleys below (similar to that found by the sea). This means that the climate of Beechworth is very similar to that in Bordeaux, resulting in elegant, structured and well-balanced wines.

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