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2019 Vino Volta La Chingadera Tempranillo Touriga Grenache

Swan Valley, WA

A spicy Mediterranean blend of Tempranillo, Touriga and Grenache from the Swan Valley.

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$35.00

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About The Wine

The warm climate in Swan Valley sees different varieties excel compared to those that have been notably successful down South in Margaret River.

Here, Tempranillo, Touriga and Grenache, from Geograph, Perth Hills and Swan Valley combine forces. Those varieties that do well in warmer climates such like Spain, are thriving in these warmer parts of WA.

Garth and Kristen believe that if a variety looks great on it's own, let it shine. If it looks better with a little help from some friends, then blend it up.

They've nailed the balance here. The 2018 vintage of this cuvee made Mike Bennie dub Garth Cliff, "a quiet revolutionary in the Swan Valley."

About Vino Volta

Vino Volta is part of the exciting new breed of vanguard producers emerging from the Swan Valley region in Western Australia.

Between Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann, they have a collective four decades worth of experience in Western Australian Wine.

During his position as winemaker at WA icon, Houghton, Garth saw the potential of the great old vine fruit in the Swan Valley going to waste. The couple have made it their mission to turn the spotlight on this unsung region through a creative and diverse set of wines featuring the regional hero varieties Chenin Blanc and Grenache.

An ex-Houghton winemaker might conjure up thoughts of conservative wine. These creations are anything but. These are fun, flamboyant, and contemporary wines made with a sense of adventure and experimentation.

Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann
Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann
Swan Valley, WA
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From The Producer

TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK. WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL VARIETY OR VINEYARD WORKS BY ITSELF LET’S CELEBRATE IT. WHEN WE NEED TO BLEND TO GET THE BEST RESULT THEN LET’S DO THAT INSTEAD.

FRUIT WAS SOURCED ACROSS DONNYBROOK, SWAN VALLEY AND AS FAR SOUTH AS FRANKLAND RIVER. AN ARRAY OF WINEMAKING TECHNIQUES DEPENDING ON THE FRUIT. THERE WAS WHOLE BUNCH, CARBONIC MACERATION, NATURAL YEAST AND INOCULATED. ALL COMPONENTS AGED IN OLD BARRIQUES FOR 14 MONTHS.

PLUM, ROSE PETAL, SAGE, FENNEL. MEDIUM BODIED. JUICY AND SQUISHY UP FRONT A LICK OF OAK AND SAVOURY TANNINS TO FINISH.

Blend : Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, Grenache
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Garth in the cellar
Garth in the cellar
Swan Valley, WA
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95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Fruit from across WA. Some whole bunches, some carbonic maceration, wild ferments, matured in seasoned French barriques for 14 months. Dense, layered and delicious - this packs pure red fruits in with exotic market spice. The salty and refreshing acidity laces it all together. The tannins are pervasive, but that's OK given the mix of varieties. Long, modern and exciting - another win for Vino Volta." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Skilful blend, delicious red

Lives up to the ‘staff pick’ rap. Strikingly perfumed nose, Touriga to the fore (almost cherry ripe) with the other two varieties lending depth, darker notes. All three varieties merge seamlessly on the palate. Lots of drive, dark ripe fruits, saline notes and polished tannins check the hedonistic flavours. I’m not a fan of Tempranillo but it’s kept in line here. My first Vino Volta wine - impressive.

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