///Big Fire Tempranillo
Big Fire Tempranillo 2018-11-17T21:58:36+00:00

BIG FIRE TEMPRANILLO

COLORS
garnet
AROMAS
savory red bell pepper, currants
FLAVORS
warm spices, soft black and red fruit, toasty, Bordeaux cherry
STRUCTURE
nice acidity with a bit of tannin. Smooth all the way through

 
Food Pairing Ideas
  • Classic Grilled Paella
  • Mussels in Red Wine
  • Chicken with Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Cream Sauce
MUSSELS IN RED WINE
We made this wine just like we make our Pinot noirs. The idea is to minimize harsh tannins by focusing on the skin tannins and getting them polymerized early using the delestage technique. Rarely do we use new oak. The wine is fermented using 5-7-year-old French Oak barrels.

TECH SPECS:

Alc: 12.1%, TA: 4.7 g/l
pH: 3.8, RS: <0.2 (dry)

AVA:

Umpqua Valley

CASES PRODUCED:

337

2014 BIG FIRE TEMPRANILLO

$20/bottle

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2014 BIG FIRE TEMPRANILLO VINEYARD INFORMATION

 

APPELLATION
 Umpqua Valley
VINEYARDS
 100% Melrose Vineyard
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
 The Melrose Vineyard is located on 150 acres in the Umpqua Valley near the town of Roseburg, Oregon. The original vineyard of 82 acres was planted in the summer of 1996. In 2009, an additional 100 acres were planed approximately nine miles North of the main vineyard. Vineyard owner Wayne Parker planted this Tempranillo as an experiment in 2006, at Rob’s request. The vineyard is south facing and the soil is sandy loam, all of which contributed to the idea that Tempranillo would do well here. And so it did.

 
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