Sourced from the NSW Hilltops region, at an elevation of around 600m.
El Tinto, meaning “red wine” in Spanish and Portuguese, is a blend of the classic Iberian varieties Graciano (50%), Touriga (32%) and Tempranillo (18%). It has dark plush fruit, beautiful richness, great depth and a long silky finish.
The fruit was sourced from some of the Hilltops’ finest vineyards and was picked in late March at around 13.5be.
After picking, the fruit was crushed and destemmed into open top fermenters, where a warm, even fermentation took place. Once pressed, the wine was matured for 11 months in French oak barriques, a third of which were new.
Though drinking beautifully now, this fine wine will gain further complexity and interest over the next 10-12 years.
A perfect pairing for smoked meats & cheeses and savoury tapas-style foods.
Awards & Reviews
Gold medal – International Cool Climate Wine Show 2023 95/100
Silver medal – Canberra & Region Wine Show 2023
Bronze medal – NSW Wine Awards 2023