The Henschke Stone Jar Tempranillo 2016 is a very dark crimson colour with purple hues. A striking bouquet of blueberry, blackberry, and red cherry are supported by black pepper, Thai basil, and a dark plum skin. Intensely fruited with flavours of black pepper, raspberry, blackcurrant, and dark plum, the palate is layer with fine, chalky tannins, a balanced acidity and lingering flavours of spiced red cherries and liquorice.
The Henschke Stone Jar Tempranillo pays tribute to the original Henschke settlers and their rich and wonderfully varied traditions, which were carried on for generations. Stephen’s grandfather Paul Alfred sold his wine to local customers in stone jars, which in the Barossa was called a krug. The tempranillo and graciano vines were planted on rocky soils on the north facing slope at the range overlooking the village of Eden Valley, grown using organic and biodynamic practices and made using traditional winemaking techniques. In 2015, a small parcel of mataro was co-fermented with tempranillo and incorporated into the final blend.
The Finer Details Style – Red Wine Varietal – 100% Tempranillo Vintage – 2016 Country – Australia Region – Eden Valley Bottle Size – 750ml ABV – 14.5%