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A Rodda Tempranillo 2021


Classic Tempranillo flavours of cherry cola, sarsaparilla, blue/black fruits and dried flowers. Juicy and vibrant, with a touch of sage. Tight, tight needing time in the glass to unwind. Immensely satisfying wine. Waters Wine Co.


Sourced from a high-elevation 580m vineyard; hand picked, 30% whole bunches fermented separately, matured in French oak hogsheads (38% new) for 16 months. Yes, that’s an expensive price for tempranillo. Yes, it’s worth it. Quality fruit gets the VIP treatment, producing a serious, seamless tempranillo that highlights the grape’s cherry and cassis fruits beautifully. Acacia, bracken, wild herbs and autumnal notes weave between spiced dark berries. So expressive. Fine tannins carry the wine long, accompanied by some cherry stone crunch and verve. Deceptively elegant, but there’s a power surging underneath. 95 Points – James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

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Adrian Rodda has been involved in making wine since 1998, spending more than decade at Oakridge Wines in the Yarra Valley. In 2010, Adrian moved to Beechworth in the North East of Victoria to produce a Chardonnay from the Smiths Vineyard, the oldest vineyard in modern Beechworth viticulture. In 2012, Adrian commenced the “Chardonnay Project” whereby he sources grapes from the Willow Lake Vineyard in the Yarra Valley and vinifies them in parallel with the Smiths Vineyard Chardonnay. In 2017, a third single vineyard Chardonnay was produced from the Baxendale Vineyard at Whitlands in the cool upper reaches of North East Victoria.

Since 2011, the range has also included a Bordeaux Blend, based around Cabernet Sauvignon also sourced from the Smiths Vineyard, and a Tempranillo from the Aquila Audax Vineyard, Adrian’s first foray with a Mediterranean variety. All the wines offer incredible value.

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