K1 by Geoff Hardy Tempranillo
Experience the allure of K1 by Geoff Hardy Tempranillo, a wine that pays homage to the ‘noble grape’ of Spain and the iconic Rioja region. Tempranillo, a name derived from the Spanish word ‘temprano’ meaning early, nods to its early ripening qualities. This 2021 vintage is the very first red wine in the bottle, carrying forth the tradition of early excellence.
Vintage Brilliance: The year 2021 graced the Adelaide Hills with outstanding conditions. A wet spring and early budburst set the stage for ideal flowering and fruit development across various varieties. The gentle ripening period that followed allowed the grapes to bask in extended vineyard sunshine, resulting in a harmonious balance of flavour and natural acidity.
Aromas That Inspire: Prepare to be captivated by the aromatic symphony of K1 by Geoff Hardy Tempranillo. It greets the senses with vibrant notes of raspberry, red cherries, and succulent plum, all entwined with delicate hints of rose petals and the subtle allure of coffee grounds.
Palate Poetry: The palate unfolds with a burst of bright, freshly picked berries, painting a vivid picture of the vineyard’s essence. This medium-bodied wine boasts a lingering and graceful finish, framed by savoury tannins that accentuate a delightful fruit-derived spice note.
Perfect Pairings: For the perfect culinary match, embrace the slow and savoury pleasures of life by pairing K1 by Geoff Hardy Tempranillo with Pulled Beef tacos. It’s a gastronomic journey that elevates your dining experience.
Unlock the essence of Spain in the heart of the Adelaide Hills with K1 by Geoff Hardy Tempranillo. It’s more than a wine; it’s a journey that transcends borders and time.
In 1986, Geoff Hardy found the ideal site for the production of outstanding cool climate grapes in the Adelaide Hills. The vineyard became known as the K1 vineyard, as this unique, ground breaking site was the first vineyard in the Kuitpo region.
Today, the K1 wines are considered to be some of Australia’s finest ultra- premium, single estate wines. The beautifully situated cellar door overlooks the lake and vineyard, and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 10 Cellar Door Experiences by a leading wine industry publication. In 2012 and 2014, Winestate Magazine named K1 and Wines by Geoff Hardy as its Australian Winery of the Year. Australia’s most prominent wine writer, James Halliday, has also rated Wines by Geoff Hardy as a 5 red star winery, a top rating only awarded to 10% of wineries in his Wine Companion.
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