Running With Bulls Tempranillo 2021
“A classic cultivar, a New World terroir. A Wonderful fusion of Barossa know-how and Spanish flair.”
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 winemaker, Sam Wigan can do with renowned Spanish/Riojan cultivar ‘Tempranillo’ all the way over in the Barossa Valley.
The fruit is sourced from multiple growers which provides a great collection of aroma and flavour profiles to make an interesting Barossa Tempranillo. This wine showcases stylish fruit flavours with a subtle influence of oak. (8 months in new and matured Hungarian oak barrels)
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!
Only 132 bottles available
Bronze International Wine Challenge 2022 | 92 points Wine Pilot