Wangolina Tempranillo 2014
Wangolina is situated between the coastal towns of Kingston SE & Robe in the Mt Benson region, which is a part of the broader Limestone Coast wine region, South Australia. The moderate climate is influenced by the Great Southern Ocean providing cooling winds and maritime influences in the wines.
Their vineyard at Mount Benson was planted in 1999 on terra rossa soils (red sandy loam over limestone).
Grower producer Anita Wood graduated Oenology at Adelaide University in 2001. Anita's worked vintages at McWilliams Mount Pleasant, Rosemount, Belvidere Winery, Kreglinger, Mount Benson (now Norfolk Rise) and Cape Jaffa. She's also worked vintages in the United States at Hogue Cellars in the Yakima Valley, Washington (2002 & 2003) and one for Amity Vineyards in Willamette Valley, Oregon (2005).
Sourced from Wirrega vineyards near Bordertown in the Limestone Coast. The additional heat during the growing season in this region is responsible for the depth and structure of the tannins. Cold macerated for three days prior to an additional 12 days on skin during fermentation. Matured in 85% old French oak for six months. The wine was then transferred into newer oak for the remaining six months of maturation. This gives a good oak balance that is neither too minimal or too dominant.
Complex and intriguing cherry and foraged greens. Medicinal savoury hints and that unmistakable scent of sweet cinnamon. A fun and funky wine. Think couch time and pizza, Netflix and chill. Silky supple and sexy tannins do all the right things for the flavours of cherry, red currants and crushed herbs. Fleshy and juicy.