Anderson & Marsh Parell Tempranillo 2019
Anderson & Marsh is a collaboration between Eleana Anderson from Mayford and Jo Marsh from Billy Button – leaders in Victoria’s Alpine Valleys region. The Alpine Valleys often gets a little forgotten, after its more fancied Northern neighbour in Beechworth. A quick drive around shows the two regions are like chalk and cheese – the dry, stony Beechworth and much greener and more hospitable Alpine Valleys. A warmer climate will see the Alpine Valleys flourish and we are already seeing that in wines like this.
It is deeply coloured and highly complex with layers of tar, cocoa, boysenberry, cedar and spice with excellent concentration and also tension. The wine has impact and density, unlike many more fleshy and supple Australian Tempranillos. It is then bone dry and tannic in the mouth with balanced acidity in a muscular style with flavours of bitumen to add to its savoury personality. Great length and structure will see this wine evolve for some time but right now it is delicious with a well-cooked lamb rack.
Contact the winery here to get your hands on this cracking Tempranillo.