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2018 Mayford Tempranillo

Porepunkah, Alpine Valleys, VIC

Without question one of Australia's premier Tempranillos.

HIGH SCORE

$38.00

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About

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 beautiful Australian benchmark for the variety.

It's the undeniable power and structure of the wine that truly sets it apart. Consistently one of the finest examples in the land, the 2018 looks to be one of Mayford's best to date. If you want to see how good Australian Tempranillo can be, this is the best place to start.

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 four wines from their bucolic estate; Chardonnay, Shiraz, one of the country’s best Tempranillo and a blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet which shows immense promise.

Bryan tends the vines, Eleana makes the wines. From the vine to the bottle, this couple do it all themselves. Small batches of wine with only quality in mind.

A jewel in the crown for the Alpine Valleys and Porepunkah region.

Winemaker Eleana Anderson
Winemaker Eleana Anderson
Porepunkah, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

The 2018 vintage can only be described as sensational.

Solid winter and spring rainfall lead into a cool start to summer, followed by a prolonged warm and dry autumn. These conditions produced good fruit set, even veraison and enabled full tannin and flavour development- resulting in structural, balanced and complete wines that are amongst some of the finest that we have made at Mayford.

Multiple small parcels were hand-picked over the last week of February and the first week of March 2018. Each separate batch was chilled and cold soaked prior to natural ferment in open pots with extensive hand plunging. Some batches had a percentage of stalk and whole bunch inclusion and others, extended post ferment-maceration.

New clonal parcels play a role, vinified separately and bringing interest and points of difference. Each wine was then basket pressed before being put to barrel for maturation in French barriques (25% new) for eleven months, retaining malo lees for texture and complexity. An exhilarating blending process completed the journey.

 

Blend : Tempranillo (100%)
ABV : 13.9%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Eleana Anderson
Eleana Anderson
Porepunkah, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Mayford and Tempranillo have become synonymous. Savoury, sweet, structured and sustained. The way this wine evolves in the glass is quite something. We get sweet cedar and coffee, cola and sars, earth and cloves. We get a solid push of flavour but there’s such reach to the tannin too. Quality is top notch. It’s going to cellar well too." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

DDS review

"Complex and dark, the 2018 Tempranillo has massive ageing potential, and has to be one of, if not, the best, Tempranillo made at Mayford to date. Fragrance leaps from the glass. Spice, think cloves and cinnamon, coat the delicious black and red fruits, sarsaparilla, black cherry and raspberry, with a savoury afterthought of dried herb and earth. A layering of dark fruits show complete ripeness but also restraint. Firm and velvety mouth-coating tannins bring balance." - Eleanor Anderson, winemaker

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Mayford's hidden valley just keeps turning out topflight tempranillo. This is as good as any release so far. It's savoury as much as sweet, juicy with flavour as much as it is structured and controlled. Ample flavour without going overboard and a sustained finish; give it a couple of years in bottle and then start tucking in." - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. 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 Tuesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday. 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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