Tempranillo is a classic grape for making Rose in Spain. La Linea’s focus on Tempranillo certainly means it is no surprise that they have nailed the style. Dry, savoury, most importantly textural, and moreish. Therefore this is a wine to enjoy. You can pair this wine with a lot of flavours but I would go with a nice antipasto plate.
Started in 2007 La Linea is a partnership between two wine (un)professionals with a passion for Tempranillo. Working now with six vineyards from North and South Adelaide Hills. The passion shows in the quality of the final wines. In addition to Tempranillo, La Linea has added the Spanish red grape Mencia to the range and it is great too. Moreover, their Riesling is worth a taste as well.
This is a big and varied region. Basically, it stretches from the top of the McLaren Vale all the way to the bottom of the Barossa. This means there is a big scope for climatic conditions. In the central part where its altitude is quite high, you can get some of the best sites in the world for Sparkling wine. In the slightly warmer parts of the centre, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reign supreme with Riesling, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc worthy of honourable mentions.
Top quality grape grown all over the Peninsula (with many pseudonyms). Its use spans from Rosado or Joven (released after 6 months) all the way up to Gran Reserva (60 months in the winery). Gran Reserva and Reserva wines age with grace and the top examples compare to Burgundy. Cherry and cola are typical descriptors, it has moderate to low acid, moderate tannin and the naturally high pH allows for a silky mouthfeel that is not seen in other red wines.