2012 Express Winemakers Ribera del Frankland Tempranillo. Frankland River. 14.5%

“The Tempranillo grapes were destemmed but not crushed. The wine was left on skins for 5 days after fermentation before being pressed to mature oak barrels. After Malo-lactic fermentation was complete the wine was racked and returned to barrel where it spent the next 10 months before being bottled.”

Express Winemakers Ribera del Frankland Tempranillo

Once this was served at the correct temperature, it was very enjoyable. Was a touch warm when first opened which a quick 15 minutes in the ice sleeve fixed.

Medium bodied wine.

Blueberries, plums, bright juicy fruit profile up front, which transitions to an attractive dry, savoury finish. With flavours of fennel, tarragon and pomegranate adding interest.

Well balanced and very “smashable” wine with soul. Nice fine tannins. A good, solid, drink now wine. For the price, I think it offers great value. Bring to your next winter BBQ and share with pride.

Purchased from the Wine Store on George Street in East Fremantle for $26

Tasted 20th May 2014

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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