2018 Handcrafted by Geoff Hardy Tempranillo

2018 Handcrafted by Geoff Hardy Tempranillo

Felix Gentle

"Black cherry and berry fruits, with nice generosity and acid balance. A great pizza wine."

Felix Gentle

Andrew Graham

"So generous. Lots of purple fruit"

Andrew Graham

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Felix Gentle

"Black cherry and berry fruits, with nice generosity and acid balance. A great pizza wine."

Felix Gentle

Andrew Graham

"So generous. Lots of purple fruit"

Andrew Graham

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Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

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Tempranillo
Geoff Hardy
Adelaide Hills
2018
750ml
14.5%
Cellar to 2026
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How's it taste?

The nose offers delightful aromas of plums and red berries with an infusion of spice. The palate is medium-bodied and bright with berries, plums and a delicious savoury character, followed by a tight, lingering finish.

How was it made?

Tempranillo is often referred to as the ‘noble grape’ of Spain and is the main variety used in Rioja. Tempranillo is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano (early), which is a reference to its early ripening characteristics. The 2018 growing season started slowly, but warmer weather eventually helped to speed things up. Fruit set throughout the region was good and the low rainfall and warm weather from January to April resulted in great sugar development, while a cooler than average March offered ideal night temperatures for colour and flavour development. The nose offers delightful aromas of plums and red berries with an infusion of spice. The palate is medium-bodied and bright with berries, plums and a delicious savoury character, followed by a tight, lingering finish. Always great with a variety of foods, try the Hand Crafted Tempranillo with chorizo-stuffed capsicums. Drink now or to 2026

Who made it?

Geoff Hardy's great-great grandfather, the original Thomas Hardy, first planted grapes in South Australia in the 1850s and was one of the founding fathers of the Australian wine industry. In 1980, Geoff left the then family company, Thomas Hardy and Sons, to make his own way in the Australian wine world. Geoff and fellow viticulturalist Ian Leask purchased the promising Pertaringa vineyard in McLaren Vale. A few years later, Geoff found the perfect location for producing cool climate grapes in the Adelaide Hills. He planted the vineyard in 1987 and named it K1 since this unique site was the first commercial planting of vines in the Kuitpo region in the southern Adelaide Hills. Three decades later, Wines by Geoff Hardy is made up of three South Australian wineries founded by Geoff - Pertaringa in McLaren Vale, K1 by Geoff Hardy in the Adelaide Hills and Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy sourced from a variety of premium regions across South Australia. These brands now make up Wines by Geoff Hardy and continue the 160-year old family tradition of pushing the boundaries of Australian viticulture.