2019 Golden Grove Estate Granite Belt Joven Tempranillo

Taking nothing away from plenty of other wines I have been drinking, I am really enjoying this style of red wine.  There seems to be quite a few available now that have freshness coupled with plenty of flavour without needing a slab of protein to support them.  I also like that Tempranillos of this style are so easy to sit back and enjoy with a nice long lunch, and are so versatile when it comes to having them with a variety of foods/dishes.  This one, crafted by winemaker Ray Costanzo, fits the bill perfectly, thank you very much!

Mmmmm, the aromas captured my attention with this wine very early on.  A fresh berry and cherry bomb of a nose with just a hint of earthiness.  The medium-bodied palate has a nice, neat, balanced package of fruity, savoury and spicey elements.  Think blackberry, dark cherry, subtle hints of spice and black pepper, that earthiness is here too and a touch of red fruits giving it a sort of brightness kind of lift (if you know what I mean).  It’s very smooth with a touch of tannin sitting pretty, and very little oak influence at all.  It’s a very attractive wine now, so tuck in I say!

Region: Granite Belt, Queensland     Price: $35 (worth every cent!)     Source: Sample thanks to Golden Grove Estate

Golden Grove Estate Website

2019 Joven Tempranillo
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