Let the skull ‘n’ crossbones fly! Notorious Galician pirate Benito de Soto – one of the most bloodthirsty outlaws of any age – plundered shipping in the Atlantic with his infamous galleon Burla Negra: the “Black Joke” of the seas. The Burla Negra Tempranillo is inspired by de Soto’s Spanish roots and uncompromising attitude.
Tomfoolery wines are made with old world simplicity in a new world of wine. The fruit from our selected vineyards is hand picked and fermented in small open fermenters, which are pumped over by hand twice daily to maximize oxygenation and purity of fermentation. Once the wine is dry it is then gently basket pressed minimizing the extraction of harsh extractive tannins.
Matured for 12 months in seasoned French oak barriques.
Colour: Vibrant ruby.
Aroma: Characteristic cherry aromas with dried herbs.
Palate: This seafarin’ wine fires cannonballs of red cherry fruit across the bow with a herby oak lift before walking the plank of fine acid balanced with rich texture, scuttled with a ballast of grainy tannins.