2021 Adelaide Hills Tempranillo


Light, bright + juicy.

Joven, meaning young, or youthful is the name given to this style of Tempranillo, and lively freshness is certainly the name of the game in this wine. The nose is seriously aromatic; strawberries, juicy pomegranate and black cherries mingle with an ephemeral hint of fresh tobacco and dried bay leaf. The palate is smooth and supple; soft tannins and zippy fresh acid are the ideal complement to the plush fruit weight.

Wine Notes

Unlike most red wines, our joven style of Tempranillo is pressed off skins midway through fermentation. This early pressing prevents the extraction of bold and harsh tannins that are typical to Tempranillo from the skins into the wine, resulting in a plush, juicy, and endlessly drinkable style of red wine. A short time maturing in seasoned French oak, before early release preserves the fresh and intensely red-fruited character of this wine.


The vineyard is in the north of the Adelaide Hills near Kersbrook giving a cool dry climate. Gentle east facing slopes provide shallow loam soils ideal for these old vines to grow small grape bunches, giving intensity of flavour and soft tannins.

Food Pairing

The juicy red fruits and plush structure of this wine are suited to perfectly grilled BBQ meats; spring lamb and spicy chorizo sausage are ideal pairings.


Enjoy this wine within 2-3 years of release.