2018 Rusty Mutt Tempranillo

The colour is a dark ruby/violet with youthful purple hues. Dark cherries slowly reveal themselves after opening, and savoury meats, spices and plums begin to open up with time in the glass. The palate shows a terrific mix of fleshy red fruits, sour cherry, pomegranite juice and bramble berry acidity.

Enjoy with Spanish omelete and chorizo, charcuterie – particularly cured pork, meaty tapas, pizza with olive, tomato and proscuitto.

Tasting Notes;


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‘Conejo Joven’ (pronounce ‘j’ like ‘h’) is Spanish for ‘Young Rabbit’. A long time coming, this wine completes my immediate family of wines! Named for my son Tobias, who is a Golden Rabbit in Chinese Astrology. Rabbits are lucky, don’t take unnecessary risks, are polite, peaceful and funny. They are also meticulous and clean (perhaps Tobias will grow into these traits!). In many ways, these characters reflect this wine. Clean, familiar and friendly – definitely a no risk wine to open with many foods. It has a bright, exciting edge to it. Give it a go, I’m sure it will be your new favourite!

Tasting Notes;

These notes have been written a day after bottling and will be updated in a few weeks.

Pronounced ‘tem-pra-nee-yo’

The colour is youthful and bright with moderate depth. The aroma shows some pepper and spice, ripe dark cherry, savoury meats and raspberry. The palate is so approachable! Lovely, round and forward. Tempranillo is a naturally low acid grape which tends to accentuate the ripe fruit characters on the palate. The tannins are mild and in balance, finishing on a warm cherry note.

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