New World Italian/Spanish varieties: Sept-Oct 2017

Imbibe Magazine

Clinton Cawood

Clinton Cawood explores the growth in Italian and Spanish grape varieties being planted in the New World and joins a team of sommeliers to see how Tempranillo, Sangiovese et al are performing outside their European heartland in his feature Latin Lessons in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of Imbibe Magazine. We entered Peter Logan's Tempranillo 2016 which had been bottled just one week before the tasting. This is what the panel said about his wine:

Weemala Tempranillo 2016, Mudgee, Australia
"Ribera-style Tempranillo, with rich, almost baked fruits, and a creamy style overall, leading to a long finish with good fruit expression." Maurane El Mokkeddem, Trinity Restaurant

"A Tempranillo with great fruit and herbal notes - elements that stand out more in the New World. This is a great wine to demonstrate what you can expect from this grape: full-bodied, ripe fruit and lots of tannin. Great for big steaks." Timothy Connor, Core by Clare Smyth

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