Chaffey Brothers, La Conquista! Tempranillo Garnacha Graciano 2016

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    South Australia

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  • Grape Blend:

    Tempranillo 63%, Graciano 13%, Garnacha 22%,

  • Winemaker:

    Daniel Chaffey Hartwig & Theo Engela

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Chaffey Brothers La Conquista! Tempranillo Garnacha Graciano 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Cherry and Cola aromas mingle with hints of chocolate and
spicy florals. A rich semi-savoury dark cherry and cola palate that finishes with a hint of grenache red cherry juiciness.

Production Notes

This is a vinous rematch of the original 1811 Napoleonic battle at Barrosa Ridge near Cadiz - the scene from which the Barossa valley derives its name. Now the Spanish grape varieties are invading the Barossas old soils, which had previously been planted with old guard French varieties only. The Tempranillo comes from two vineyards: one on silty soil set next to the Tanunda golf course, the other in the richer clay and brown earth soils of Nuriootpa. The Grenache is from the famous sandy Vine Vale region and from the blue-chip foothills at the top of Krondorf Road with up to 70+ years of vine age. Finally the Graciano is from recently planted vines in the limestone-rich soils of the northern Eden Valley.Fermentation takes place in open fermenters with 7 days of maceration before pressing into barrels. A relatively higher pH is tolerated for the Tempranillo as we anticipate the natural acidity of the Grenache and Graciano will offset this in the ultimate blend. Barrels are mostly used French and American hogsheads (300L), where they mature separately for about 7 months only before bottling.

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Producer Profile

This is the exciting new face of winemaking in Australia. Established in 2008 by brothers-in-law Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela, Chaffey Bros champion Riesling, Shiraz and Grenache from Eden and Barossa Valleys. Working in the realm of minimal intervention, artisan, small-batch wines, the pair prioritise experimentation and quality. Dan and Theo share a love for the sometimes brutal, remote landscapes of Barossa and Eden Valleys, which also boast a rich tapestry of passionate communities. We have long admired the Chaffey Bros wines - the whites all have this beautiful floral note about them, making them equally elegant and quaffable, while the reds are punchy, balancing razor-like acidity with purity of fruit to produce a signature, easy-drinking far removed from the classic bruiser Barossa Shiraz wines of the past. The Chaffey Bros also are not afraid to try something new, and for me, this is what new wave Australian wine is all about! Great wines that challenge your thinking at an affordable price. Watch out for the Pax Aeterna - a 100% Grenache, whole cluster pressed, minimal SO2, super crunchy, ripe, red fruit, a real corker of a wine and looks banging too!