Tintara fruit is 100% McLaren Vale and includes only the best lots from
both estate-owned and contracted vineyards. The 70-year-old vineyards
provide the dense character and powerful dark fruit aromas. The 2006
vintage is full-bodied and fragrant, with sweet fruit flavors of black currant
and plums. Aromas of ripe, dark berry fruits merge with
rich overtones of dark chocolate and
gingerbread spice. Plush, mouth filling flavors of dark forest
fruits, plum and cocoa carried on a balanced
structure of fine, juicy tannins that create a
rich, persistent finish.
Dense crimson; a wine which manages to retain elegance even though it is full of plum, blackberry and dark chocolate fruit; the texture is silky, the oak integrated, the tannins fine.
Founded in 1862, Tintara remains a testament to quality winemaking, combining age-old methods with new-age technology. The first vines were planted by Dr Alexander Kelly, and in 1863 the first Tintara winery was established at "Upper Tintara". Built against the rolling hills that foot the Mount Lofty Ranges, its ingenious sloping design allowed the labor intensive work to be achieved with the assistance of gravity, which also meant gentler handling of the juice.
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