2021 Las Piedras Tempranillo
Spanish for ‘the stones’, Las Piedras Tempranillo was handpicked from 52 Stones Vineyard, Ferguson Valley in Geographe. There is a juiciness about this fruit that lends itself to the Spanish Crianza wine style. Whole berries were fermented in open vats with the influence of wild yeast and hand plunging. Gently pressed, the wine was matured in seasoned French oak barriques for nine months, which were topped with stones to keep them full. A vibrant, beautifully fruited wine with supple distinct texture and fine tannins. Bottled January 2022.
90 Points – HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION, by Jane Faulkner
“While it has an element of rawness and firmness, time should fix that. Underneath it’s all dark fruits, red cherries and cola plus loads of exotic spices. It is a savoury wine with stealth-like tannins that kick in at the end, all grainy and textural working across the fuller-bodied palate.”