Fox Gordon By George Cabernet Tempranillo 2017
Fox Gordon By George Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo blend is a red wine that is sure to delight you. This wine is full of ripe blackcurrant and liquorice flavours with a herbaceous and earthy background. It's a real delight when served with vel or steak and kidney pie but be careful as at 14% it can creep up on you.
“There are no surprises with our wines. You know exactly what you're getting - top quality Barossa and Adelaide Hills reds and whites,' says Fox Gordon's winemaker Tash Mooney. And she's spot on. These are contemporary and premium wines which are all made using the Fox Gordon philosophy of low input and low yield to give maximum flavour and preserve the inherent qualities of fruit and site. “If the fruit speaks for itself, the winemaker's job is much simpler,' says Tash.
The Cabernet vines are 23 years old and the Tempranillo vines are 13 years old. Good Cabernet is difficult to find in the Barossa, however, Fox Gordon has sourced four brilliant sites in the last 20 years and this comes from one of them.
The By George is characterised by two things. Firstly, the fruit was co-fermented for ten days and then racked to tank for two weeks of lees work, to build texture and finish ferment. Secondly, large format, older barrels were used, which gives perfect oak character to the wine while still keeping the fruit fresh. 10% went into new French oak barrels.
The Fox Gordon By George Cabernet Tempranillo with it's fragrant red summer fruits and notes of wild herbs are first noticeable followed by the clean, ripe nuances ofjuicy blackcurrants, red liquorice with an earthy hint. Lovely fine tannins thanks to the Cabernet highlighted by the herbal notes from the cool climate Tempranillo.
A treat with grilled veal with sage, or a steak and kidney pie
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Tempranillo 40%
Australia. Region: South Australia
Body Value: N/A (A is light, E is full bodied).
Residual Sugar: N/A.
Contains Sulphites: Yes.