2018 Hand Crafted Tannat
By Hand Crafted
Story: Originally from south-western France, Tannat produces powerful and full-bodied red wines.
Vintage: The 2018 growing season started slowly, but warmer weather eventually helped to speed things up. Fruit set throughout the region was good and the low rainfall and warm weather from January to April resulted in great sugar development, while a cooler than average March offered ideal night temperatures for colour and flavour development.
Nose: The nose offers beautifully soft aromas of ripe berries with a hint of forest floor earthiness.
Palate: The palate delivers big flavours of blackberries and red berries with a tight, lingering finish.
Food Pairings: This wine works exceptionally well with Argentinian grilled beef ribs.
Oak Maturation: 24 months in seasoned French barriques and hogsheads.
Cellaring: Drink now or to 2028
Winemaker: Shane Harris