Mellasat Tempranillo 2018


Available on back-order



Tempranillo is a little known variety to South African vineyards but one that is fast enjoying an enhanced reputation in the Paarl region. Savoury in character, this wine was matured in American and French oak barriques for 24 months, with the nose giving a cigar box aroma leading to marinated cherry and autumn blackberry on the palate. It has a long finish and balanced back bone of tannin and structure. It is expected this wine will continue to develop for several years to come.

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Chorizo and other cured meats, Tapas, slow cooked lamb shank on a bed of Polenta and hearty casseroles.

Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2020: 4* (88) spice & violet accents, core of cherry & blackberry fruit, laced with savoury acidity, supported by smooth tannins. Oak gives vanilla on persistent finish.
Paarl Wine Challenge 2020: Top 12 Award
WineMag (SA) Minority Report: 91 points
Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2021: 4* Varietal notes of cherry tobacco & dried rose petal engage with raspberry & mulberry, tannins firm as expected but they’re well-polished after 28 months in 70% new oak. Very enjoyable now but fit to keep many years.