We are starting to see many of Australia’s wine regions produce alternative varieties but it’s unusual to see a Spanish winery take their most famous grape, Tempranillo, and blend it with the French Cabernet. But who are we to knock experimentation when the results are this good? It’s a berry good blend if you’ll excuse the pun, lots of black cherries and blackcurrants with other notes of leather, coffee as well as integrated vanilla oak. The palate is dreamy and soft with the trademark tannins of both varieties merging well.
The traditional Tempranillo variety is the basis of Coronas, ennobled with a small proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tasting notes: Brilliant, dark ruby red wine. Delicate floral (wild rose) and fruit (cherry) notes are joined by a fascinating balsamic note (cedar wood). Intense and expressive on the palate, with elegant tannins framed by toasted oak.
Serving suggestions: Ideal with read meats, creamy cheeses and traditional paellas. Serve at 17-18ºC.
Stored under the right conditions, the wine will hold its potential for the next 5-8 years.
Story: Coronas has and continues to bear silent witness to our history. My family began making the wine more than a hundred years ago. Today its quality is recognised in over 120 countries around the world.