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2016 Mayford Tempranillo

Porepunkah, Alpine Valleys, VIC

One of Australia's premiere Tempranillo producers.

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A candidate for Australia’s best tempranillo.

Huon Hooke

About the Wine

If you've been keeping track of Australia's best alternative variety wines of the last few years, this should already be on your hit list.

The Mayford Tempranillo may well be Australia's most consistently excellent Tempranillo. Grown on a small vineyard in Porepunkah in the Alpine Valleys, Eleana Anderson and Bryan Nicholson are the couple responsible for this benchmark wine.

It's the undeniable power and structure of the wine that truly sets it apart. The 2016 vintage brought with it some difficulties with hail, but Eleana has still turned out an excellent Tempranillo. With 93 points from Campbell Mattinson, the 2016 is singing now but has a good future ahead of it.

About Mayford

Mayford has been a work in progress since 1995, now they are one of the leading producers in the Alpine Valley. Setting the bar high, are Eleana Anderson and Bryan Nicholson. Very high indeed.

They only produce three wines; Chardonnay, Shiraz, and one of the country’s best Tempranillo. Everything is grown on their own estate. From the vine to the bottle, this couple does it all themselves. Small batches of wine with only quality in mind. Right up our alley.

About Alpine Valleys

The Alpine Valley is one of the most fascinating emerging regions of Australian wine.

Not bound by the traditions of some of its more established neighbouring Victorian regions, the Alpine Valleys is combining the natural freshness its cool climate delivers with a willingness to experiment with alternative varieties to kick some huge goals.

The productions are small, the quality is high and this cool climate region is on a mission to stamp its authority on Australian wine.

The stunning Mayford vineyard
The stunning Mayford vineyard
Porepunkah, Alpine Valleys, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"There’s a glossy, polished aspect to this wine, often part of the Mayford appeal, though this release comes with rugged tannin too. A wine of rugged good looks, you could say. It’s raspberried, meaty, floral and laced with sweet, cedary oak. I thought it was fractionally hollow at first, the effect of the tannin, but as it breathed it was plain to see that there’s more than enough fruit and flavour here. I could drink this wine without any problem but I suspect it will be a much better wine with a few years under its belt." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Vintage

A major hail event in late November together with warm, dry conditions over the ripening season in 2016 resulted in very small volumes of delicious Tempranillo.

Viticulture & Winemaking

Small parcels were hand-picked and cold soaked prior to natural ferment as separate batches in open pots. Some parcels saw a percentage of stalk and whole bunch inclusion and others, extended maceration. Barrel maturation was in a range of French cooperages for twelve months on malo lees for texture and complexity.

Tasting Note

It is earthy and dark with black cherry, beetroot, crushed herb, carob and spice aromas. It has plush red fruits, good depth and flavor intensity and a juiciness and relatively soft tannins that make it more approachable as a young wine than many Mayford releases. Limited volumes.

Blend : Tempranillo (100%)
ABV : 13.9%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Mayford owner/winemaker Eleana Anderson
Mayford owner/winemaker Eleana Anderson
Porepunkah, Alpine Valleys, VIC
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