A candidate for Australia’s best tempranillo.
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.
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.