'Chorus' Tempranillo Garnacha Graciano
Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of cherry and raspberry are accompanied by spicy, dark berry and forest fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from fifteen months maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels. 

Winemaking

For this year’s blend we selected grapes grown in the Barossa sub regions of Tanunda on the Valley Floor (Tempranillo), Seppeltsfield on the Western Ridge(Garnacha) and Koonunga, Northern Barossa (Graciano).It is this tapestry of “terroirs” which enables us to recreate a classic Spanish blend with a unique Barossa twist.

These varietals were picked as individual parcels and blended after barrel maturation. The grapes were destemmed but not crushed in open fermenters to gently extract colour, flavour and tannin. Hand-plunging prior to careful basket-pressing have made a full-bodied wine.

Reviews
GOLD Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2015
90 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Medium to deep red colour, with a faint tinge of purple; the bouquet smoky, spicy and savoury, with dried-blood/ferruginous aromas (from the graciano). The fruit is dried rather than grapy, but not at all overripe. The palate is intense and alive, with tempranillo tightness and focus, and good length, but definitely not a rich or fat wine. Very good style of real interest. (50% tempranillo, 28% grenache, 22% graciano with a splash of shiraz).
Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine Challenge

 

Other Vintages
2011 |  2012 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Tempranillo Garnacha Graciano
GROWING REGION
Barossa
% ALCOHOL
14
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.5
ACIDITY
6.49
pH
3.47

 

 

TGG 125th Anniver
Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of cherry and raspberry are accompanied by spicy, dark berry and forest fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from fifteen months maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels. 

Winemaking

For this year’s blend we selected grapes grown in the Barossa sub regions of Tanunda on the Valley Floor (Tempranillo), Seppeltsfield on the Western Ridge(Garnacha) and Koonunga, Northern Barossa (Graciano).It is this tapestry of “terroirs” which enables us to recreate a classic Spanish blend with a unique Barossa twist.

These varietals were picked as individual parcels and blended after barrel maturation. The grapes were destemmed but not crushed in open fermenters to gently extract colour, flavour and tannin. Hand-plunging prior to careful basket-pressing have made a full-bodied wine.

Reviews
GOLD Medal

Score: GOLD Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2015

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Medium to deep red colour, with a faint tinge of purple; the bouquet smoky, spicy and savoury, with dried-blood/ferruginous aromas (from the graciano). The fruit is dried rather than grapy, but not at all overripe. The palate is intense and alive, with tempranillo tightness and focus, and good length, but definitely not a rich or fat wine. Very good style of real interest. (50% tempranillo, 28% grenache, 22% graciano with a splash of shiraz).

Silver Medal

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine Challenge

 

Other Vintages
2011 |  2012 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Tempranillo Garnacha Graciano
GROWING REGION
Barossa
% ALCOHOL
14
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.5
ACIDITY
6.49
pH
3.47

 

 

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