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The Bio Project Tempranillo Blend 2020

Tasting Note

Medium purple-red. Vibrant aromas of cherry (Tempranillo), cola and earth (Monastrell), heritage rose (Grenache), violet and spice (Touriga Nacional) harmonise. A compote of red and dark summer berries is restrained and shaped by the savoury minerality and textured fruit tannins of this layered and complex medium-bodied wine.

*No animal products were used in the production of this wine.

*Available at your local First Choice Liquor Market.

$25.00

Gold medals:
  • 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition (95 pts)
  • 2021 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, class 44 (95 pts)
  • 2021 Royal Hobart Wine Show, class 29 (95 pts)
Silver medals:
  • 2021 McLaren Vale Wine Show, class 21 (91 pts)
91 pts
  • Winestate magazine Emerging Varietals Tasting 2021
  • Halliday Wine Companion March 2022
 

Region

100% McLaren Vale

Variety

40% Tempranillo, 25% Touriga Nacional, 19% Grenache, 16% Graciano

Alcohol

13.5%

PH

3.73

Titratable Acidity

5.3 g/L
Stuart Knox
The Real Review

Deep ruby colour into a purple rim. Very fragrant on the nose, with a mixed forest berry basket, Chinese five-spice and a touch of nori. A medium-bodied wine that has a youthful fruit line yet several layers of savouries which build complexing interest. The tannins are a little assertive right now but they do give it ample drive to the finish. A great wine at this price and would be excellent with food.

92/100
Ned Goodwin
Halliday Wine Companion

44%/23%/18%/15% tempranillo/touriga nacional/grenache/graciano. A classic Iberian blend, hand and machine-picked. The grenache source, dating to 1947. Red cherry, sassafras, thyme, white pepper and mint. The extraction is gentle, the tannins supple and soft as a consequence. I wouldn’t mind a little more. The choice of largish wood, wise. Mid-weighted, pulpy, eminently drinkable and delicious, if not rather prosaic.

91 pts
Mike Bennie
Wine Business Magazine

The Bio Project looks to sustainability and regenerative farming practices, another feather in the cap of McLaren Vale's green credentials. This Tempranillo blend comes with Mataro, Grenache and Touriga Nacional in the mix. Cola and rose hip tea, woody spices and lavender floral characters. Pretty, slurpy, juicy, unctuous and round, a rollicking red of deliciousness and a fair bit of complexity to boot.

92 pts