2017 Express Winemakers Tempranillo

Great Southern, WA

Easy-to-love Tempranillo from one of WA's most exciting young producers.


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Possibly our best Tempranillo to date.

Ryan O'Meara Owner/winemaker

About The Wine

This wine is an exciting development for Ryan O'Meara and his Express Winemakers label. This is the first Tempranillo off their own block in Great Southern, grown and picked by Ryan and his family and brought to bottle with as little intervention as possible.

It was fermented as whole clusters ramping up the spicy and exotic features of the variety, pushing the boundaries of savouriness while keeping it firmly in the gluggable red category.

All things considered, this is a stonkingly good buy. It's everything you could want in cool-climate sub-$30 Tempranillo. It's spicy and juicy, a plush version of a medium bodied red. A tasty Temp for all occasions.

About Express Winemakers

Express Winemakers is Ryan O'Meara's pint-sized wine operation from the deep south of WA.

From kicking off in 2011, Ryan has assembled a group of top-flight vineyards from around the Great Southern that supply him with top-flight fruit to make his fun and creative range of wines.

There's some serious value to be had in the Express range, from funky skinsy whites, through spicy cool-climate reds and everything in between.

Express Winemakers is a terrific example of the ever-rising tidal wave of young and adventurous WA producers reinventing the west!

Winemaker Ryan O
Winemaker Ryan O'Meara
Great Southern, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The 2017 vintage saw the first time we harvested fruit from a vineyard we managed ourselves, why stop at one we thought and decided we’d look after two vineyards, both using organic practices. Most of the Tempranillo in this blend comes from the second of these vineyards, in the northern reaches of the Mount Barker sub-region, with the balance of Tempranillo and Garnacha from bush vines in Frankland River. All fruit was hand picked and 100% whole bunch fermented by native yeasts, before maturation in old oak barriques for seven months, bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Possibly our best Tempranillo to date. Really happy with the spice provided by the stalks and the bright flavours and natural acidity retained by harvesting early. Nose of dried herbs, black olives and dark berries. The palate is full and generous, with cherries and pink musk sticks with lasting powdery Tempranillo tannin.

Blend : Tempranillo (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Red and purple fruits, super-charged spicy green pepper and floral notes, mad perfume that sucks you in. Man you could drink a lot of this. Screaming for tapas or something similar. Fine but tight tannins, surging with energy across the palate. Delicious stuff. - Different Drop Wine Team


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