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2016 Mayford Tempranillo

Porepunkah, Alpine Valleys, VIC

One of Australia's premiere Tempranillo producers.

$36.00

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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

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About Mayford

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.

Winemaker Eleana Anderson
Winemaker Eleana Anderson
Porepunkah, VIC
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 : 13.90%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Eleana Anderson
Eleana Anderson
Porepunkah, VIC
Expert 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)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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