About the Wine
Possibly the benchmark Aussie tempranillo, made in a mid-weight style, with lowish alcohol and red-fruited crunch.
A barrel selection of the best Tempranillo from two Adelaide Hills sites, Kuitpo and Macclesfield (they also make a great Tempranillo Rose). Chalky feels, some herbal character backs up the dominant cherry core.
FYDI (for your drinking interest): 'Sureno' is Spanish for south or southern.
About La Linea
La Linea is a collaboration between two highly experienced wine professionals: David LeMire MW and Peter Leske.
Their first vintage was in 2007, after Peter could not get the imagined aroma and taste of a pale, dry, fine Tempranillo rosé out of his mind. He knew an Adelaide Hills vineyard which produced fruit perfect for the wine… and La Linea was born.
The team has also made dry red Tempranillo for over a decade, always in fundamentally the same style: medium-bodied, with the variety’s typical fleshy mid-palate, drying tannins, and lower alcohol than many contemporary Aussie reds.