Ferdinand - Tempranillo

Ferdinand - Tempranillo

FERDINAND

This 2014 Tempranillo is a savoury wine, rich in tobacco smoke, leather, and whispers of the red rock heat it is grown in. Mimicking the high altitude, hot days, and cool nights of the Ribera del Duero, we get the dusty tannins, sage & other herbs with a rounded, ripe, plum like black fruit palate. Lower than some alcohol levels allows a person to revel in a few more glasses than usual perhaps….. A more substantial and serious wine perhaps than the Albariño, but as appropriate when the food turns to spicy, grilled meats, fire pits, and cool evenings.
Region:

california

Appellation:

sierra foothills

Variety / Blend:

95% Tempranillo with 5% Graciano

Colours:

red

Bottles Produced:

3180

Vineyard and Vine Age:

Shake Ridge Vineyards; Planted in 2003

Climate:

Mediterranean

Soils:

Red volcanic, quartz, basalt and shale

Farming:

Organic, Biodynamic

Styles:

still

Filtered:

0

Liquor Connect Product Listing:
Altitude:

600 metres

Fermentation:

Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts

Ageing:

20 months in 10% new French oak barrels

Vegan:

yes