A type of red wine grape varietal primarily grown in Spain, Tempranillo is the most commonly planted grape variety in the country and is frequently coaxed to create some of the region’s most famous wines. The grapes are renowned for delivering wines with medium to full body, moderate acidity and dominantly sweet fruit flavours such as dark berries and plums. Tempranillo wines are often aged in oak barrels, which adds additional complexity and depth to the wine, with nuances such as leather, tobacco, and vanilla, demonstrating customs and techniques unique to Spanish winemaking.
Tempranillo The Montalto Way
The fruit for Montalto’s Tempranillo is hand-picked from Merricks North, a vineyard typically warmer than our other sites located across the peninsula. The more generous temperatures allow the site to produce particularly fleshy fruit, structured and aromatically intense, with distinctly pure fragrances. Bearing an intense crimson hue, Montalto’s Tempranillos exhibit a generous mouthfeel, intertwining flavours such as strawberry compote with blood plum and black cherry. The palate delves deep into taste, offering hints of chocolate and spice accompanied by rustic, earthy nuances such as pumice stone and ferrous, creating a more profound complexity. Montalto’s Tempranillos are a perfect accompaniment to barbequed meats, especially BBQ spare ribs.
An Experience Tailored To You
Visit Montalto in Red Hill, on the Mornington Peninsula, and explore our unparalleled, award-winning wines. Sample our Pennon Hill Tempranillo 2021 at a seated tasting in The Cellar Door from 11 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week, and relish in its rustic, generous fruit nuances, beaming acidity and long, expressive finish. Those looking to take things one step further can enjoy an unforgettable afternoon exploring our other varietals of red wines, including our Montalto Pinot Noir and Montalto Syrah. The avid connoisseur can enquire about the Montalto Wine Club, which delivers your personal selection of our wines direct to you. With our Wine Club, you only have to decide which wines you’d like delivered and how often.
Incredible Food Accompanied By Breathtaking Landscapes
One of the largest and most esteemed kitchen gardens in Victoria is located at Montalto, where a vast collection of the produce we serve in The Restaurant and Piazza is grown. Book The Restaurant or The Piazza now and experience an ever-changing menu showcasing Montalto’s own estate-grown heirloom ingredients. Marvel at the spectacular views across our Red Hill vineyard and the Sculpture Trail while relaxing into a tranquil afternoon with exceptional food and exquisite wine.