Tim Adams The Fergus Grenache Tempranillo

Tim Adams The Fergus 2015

Clare Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14%
Tim Adams is a star winery of South Australia's Clare Valley, producing benchmark examples of the region's hero varietals. Tim Adams The Fergus regularly delivers an impressive blend of Grenache, Tempranillo and Malbec and the 2015 vintage is again in fine form.

The Tim Adams The Fergus has lifted red berry aromas and flavours of Tempranillo, spiciness from Grenache and mid palate richness with berry and violet characters coming from Malbec. It is a luscious mouth filling wine that with careful cellaring may be kept for up to 10 years.

Availability: In stock

$22.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Owner and winemaker, Tim Adams, began his career in the wine industry as a cellarhand at the Stanley Wine Company in 1975, steadily working his way through the ranks to become winemaker in 1981 following graduation. The first inclination to leave came in 1985, when Tim and his wife were approached by local cooper Bill Wray to form a partnership of the two families to make wine and small oak casks.

The first wines under the Adams & Wray label were released in September 1986, by which time Tim had left the Stanley Wine Company. In May 1987 the Adams & Wray partnership was dissolved, and Tim and his wife Pam took full control of the renamed Tim Adams Wines. In late 1987 they purchased the existing winery site and opened the cellar door in January 1988.
6
South Australia
Clare Valley
750
14
Description: Our twenty second release of The Fergus is named after our neighbour who was good enough to sell us his Grenache grapes in the vintage of 1993, during a desperate shortage of Shiraz and Cabernet.

We quickly realised that a wine born from logistics had real potential as a medium, but soft style with immediate food compatibility.

This wine has lifted red berry aromas and flavours of Tempranillo, spiciness from Grenache and mid palate richness with berry and violet characters coming from Malbec. It is a luscious mouth filling wine that with careful cellaring may be kept for up to 10 years.

Winemaking Notes: Grenache grapes, left in the vineyard to fully mature, were crushed on to fermented and drained skins of Tempranillo. Fermentation lasted one week. The tanks were then topped and closed for another week for extended maceration prior to pressing off skins.

A measured amount of Tempranillo and Malbec were added for added complexity and fruit expression. The wines were then racked, filtered and transferred to a mixture of older American and French oak hogsheads. The wine remained in oak for 24 months before blending, filtration and bottling. It has been sealed under screwcap for freshness and authenticity.

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