2020 THISTLE AND WEED In Pieces - Tempranillo 75cl (Wellington, South Africa)
Style - Elegant
Grapes - 100% Tempranillo
Tasting - Tempranillo used to be the easy going member of the group. Everyone likes them without ever standing out, like myself. Cue midlife crisis. This Tempranillo has the quintessential whole-bunch ferment nose of red cherry, violets and mulberry interlaced with liquorice and plums on the palate. Yeah boi!
FYI: Tempranillo is mostly associated with Rioja, but also found in Portugal under the names Tinta Roriz and Aragonez.