Staying true to its single variety of Tempranillo with a scarlet- coloured hue, the nose strikes with vanilla, wild raspberries and charcuterie. The palate carries all of its weight with grace, handling the new oak with precision and refined opulence. The austere tannins signal that the wine will benefit from a few years further
in the bottle to express its great potential.
Grapes are grown on the warm south-east facing slopes of the granite-rich Paarl mountain. Grapes were picked early morning by hand and brought to the cellar were it was destemmed and lightly crushed. The wine was fermented in a small open top fermenter where the grapes could be manually worked for extraction of colour, aroma and tannin. Thereafter it was aged in 225L French and Ameri- can oak barrels for 15 months. Only the best barrels (6 in total) were selected for this bold wine. This wine is bold and structured and keep for up to a decade.
This is the flagship red of Bloemcool. Inspired by our enthusiasm behind the promising results of Mediterranean varieties like Tannat and Tempranillo, the name pays homage to the king of Spanish grapes, Tempranillo, which is sometimes referred to as Tinto Fino, " Fine Red"
Number of bottles made: 2958