Spanish conquistador

Wednesday, 1 December, 2004
Sally Gudgeon, The Age
Australian grape growers are discovering the qualities of the tempranillo variety - a flavoursome, dry red wine much loved in sunny Spain.
Suddenly, however, tempranillo has a new lease of life in Australia as a dry red. One of the reasons for its popularity is its broad flavour spectrum. It can show strawberry/raspberry/blackberry/mulberry characters, as well as tobacco/herb/olive/tar/spice and sometimes an earthy, farmyard character. It can be quite silky, with fine chalky tannins. Read more at: Spanish conquistador