Basilisk Tempranillo 2008
Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 100% Tempranillo
Best Consumed: 2009 - 2014
Basilisk Tempranillo is a medium bodied wine, which is inky in colour and beautifully structured. The nose offers an array of interest from black olives to leather to a hint of tobacco. Dark fruits complete the overall nose which is complexed by a hint of spice.
The tempting black cherries and plums, along with subtle oak and savoury tannins contribute to a lengthy palate with chalky tannins and long acidity. A wonderfully complete wine that is best enjoyed with food.
Fruit for the Basilisk Tempranillo was harvested from select vineyard sites within
Wine Harvest Notes
The growing season in 2008 started very well with a cool spring and good rains vital during the growing season. Harvesting began a little earlier than usual, nevertheless small berry sizes and lighter bunch weights complimented by high sugar levels produced ripe, rich and intense flavours in the berries. The 2008 growing season was a memorable one in which intensity and fruit quality were so superior, unlike anything seen for a long time.
Tempranillo is a lovely food wine with great length and acidity, therefore enjoy it with traditional Spanish tapas, spicy Italian pizza or a traditional roast dinner.