Sons of Eden Selene Tempranillo 2017
Deep ruby red colour with intense dark cherry and smoked plum aromatics that are hinged around complex dried herb and spice aromatics. On the palate a fleshy black-fruit core is surrounded by a layered line of textural savoury tannins.
The Tempranillo is grown in the Light Pass sub-region of the Barossa Valley, which is classic red soil over limestone, and sits high on the eastern edge of the Valley. Likely, the oldest planting of Tempranillo in the region, planted in 1999 and is managed with low-input sustainable viticultural practices.
The fruit was hand-harvested, destemmed and fermented in both open-topped stainless steel fermenters and a 900 litre closed oak-cask. Extended skin contact pre and post fermentation together with daily hand plunging was utilised to gently extract colour and tannin.
After 30 days on skins the ferments were pressed to a mix of new and seasoned 500 litres French oak Puncheons for maturation. Matured undisturbed for 30 months, then naturally clarified and bottled without filtration.
Grape Variety: Tempranillo
Region: Barossa Valley