A single block at Dornier, lower down the valley, was grafted over from Cabernet Sauvignon (planted in 2003) to Tempranillo in 2010. (So, essentially a mature vineyard). Due to our Sijnn winery in Malgas, I was curious to work with the grape and in 2013 purchased 1 ton as a one off adventure.
Medium deep, ruby red colour. Dusty red mulberry and dark cherry nose with leather and dried tomato notes. Palate shows similar flavours with slightly dusty, grainy tannins from the beginning to the end of the palate. Needs a little more bottle age. Benefits from decanting, but probably best between 2017 and 2023. Try with cured meats, tomato based pizza and baked pasta.