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El Desperado Red Blend

2016 El Desperado Sangiovese Tempranillo Shiraz

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Our first ever Vintage of El Desperado was 2011, and will always be known in Australian wine history as the vintage from hell, as many vineyards succumb to the wet summer. For the Pawn, we sacrificed making our full range of wines that year to create a brand new style wine. Although we did not set out to make the El Desperado before that vintage, when you taste this wine, by hell you will be glad we did.

This red blend This wine was made from grapes sourced from our Macclesfield vineyard. A blend of 3 varieties, we have taken the finest characteristics of each, to craft a medium bodied wine that is a mouth filling textural flavour bomb, which will accompany any food at any occasion.

The Sangiovese brings sexy aromatics of cherry cola and raspberry, with fine tannins on the palate. Tempranillo adds a perfumed lift and spicy richness with the Shiraz delivering deep colour, berry fruits, pepper and velvety tannins.

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Variety trivia

A blend of 3 varieties, we take the finest characteristics of each, to compose a medium bodied wine that is a mouth filling textural flavour bomb, that will accompany any food on any occasion.
The Sangiovese brings sexy aromatics of cherry cola and raspberry, with fine tannins on the palate. Tempranillo adds a perfumed lift and spicy richness with the Shiraz delivering deep colour, berry fruits, pepper and velvety tannins.

Chess Trivia

In chess, El Desperado is a doomed pawn that seems determined to give itself up to bring about a stalemate when captured, a pawn that is as good as dead and so sets out to do as much damage as possible.

Goes best with

Pizza on a Friday night, pasta with fresh tomato and chilli, Lamb shanks with lots of sauce and crusty bread

Label Trivia

Blending was once seen by some as the poorer by-product of winemaking, but is now used to create wines which are greater than the sum of all parts.
It is always the first red I put together each year and often takes the longest time to craft.

Harvest Date

April 4th 2016, 4pm Tempranillo,
April 24th 2016, 8am Sangiovese
April 26th 2016, 2pm Shiraz

Vineyard Location

Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills, South Australia,
-35.186149, 138.815208

Harvest Weight

8 tonnes/hectare

Clonal Material

D8V12 Tempranillo, Piccolo Sangiovese, BVRC 12 1654 Shiraz

Alcohol

14.5%

pH

3.17

T.A.

6.03

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