2013 Brown Brothers Cienna
2010 Telmo Rodriguez 'Lanzaga' Tempranillo
- Cienna is a grape variety that was 'invented' right here in Oz. It's a cross between the Spanish sumoll grape and cab sav, and it displays vibrant aromas of spiced red berries on the nose, whilst the palate is nimble and juicy fruity with a touch of sweetness, a soft, more-ish mouthfeel, and a gentle, spritzy finish. It's a red you can chill down, and did we mention it's only 7.5% alcohol? 70
Cienna is a light wine with a vibrant ruby red colour and aromas of fresh red berry fruit and a hint of spice. With fruit sweetness on the palate it is rich and juicy with a refreshing spritzig finish. A sip of this wine is like tasting summer berries in a glass, while the mixture of natural acidity and fruit sweetness leaves a refreshing sensation on the palate. This wine is best enjoyed young and well chilled.
This delicious mouth-watering wine makes the perfect partner to a wide range of dishes. Try it with a spicy Indian curry that is loaded with flavour and chilly. Cienna is also fantastic with a crushed meringue and fresh mixed berries smothered in raspberry coulis.
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says:“
Note the alcohol - this out-and-out sweet red is unique. It has some dry, dusty, herbal characters, but it's awash with sweet, berried, raspberried flavour. The cienna grape has cabernet in its family history, so these flavours make sense. It has almost no tannin but heaps of sweet, juicy fruitiness. This is sweet, yes, but to dismiss it simply as that is nonsense. Make hay. The winemaking team reckons that ¥at fourteen bucks a bottle it's the hardest wine to make'. Which just goes to show the care they take in getting it this good.The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says:“Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006