Running With Bulls Tempranillo 2016
“A classic cultivar, a New World terroir. A Wonderful fusion of Barossa know-how and Spanish flair.”
R440.00 per bottle (South Africa)
This is an increasingly independent brand from leading and award-winning Barossa valley producer, Yalumba. The intrigue here is that a leading Australian producer has taken a serious stance in producing wines in the New World that reflect some of the soul of Spain. A refreshing and exciting exit from the usual trend of New World producers taking their cues from France.
In this example you’re getting to see what master Australian winemakers can do with renowned Spanish/Riojan cultivar ‘Tempranillo’ all the way over in the Barossa Valley. And it’s not to be missed.
True to its Spanish roots… but still expresses a unique and individual sense of Australian terroir.
The name unsurprisingly is a nod to the famous “Running of the Bulls” from Pamplona in Spain. An extreme event that no doubt see’s hundreds of young Australian (and South African!) back-packers enjoy every year. Yalumba owner Robert Hill-Smith did the run himself in 1978!
If you have enjoyed any of our Spanish Tempranillo’s over the years, then we seriously recommend giving this one a try.