XO Wine Co Tempranillo
This Adelaide Hills Tempranillo was selected from a single vineyard in Macclesfield in the southern hills. It was handcrafted to produce a wine portraying the uniquely high elevation, red earth, crisp mornings and the warmth of autumn colours.
Brooding dark fruits with ripe plums are integrated with a mild oak spice and hints of wild mint. A perfect accompaniment to a grazing platter on an mild Autumn afternoon.
XO Wine Co is a small boutique winery just out of Meadows in the Adelaide Hills, owned and run by Greg Clack and Kate Horstmann.
The winery produces small batch wines from the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale, some of which are only a single barrel in size.
XO produce wines using an academic approach with minimal intervention in mind, all this while keeping an artistic flair in order to highlight varietal and site expression with great drinkability.
XO was derived from the board game naughts and crosses, two different letters can be rearranged in a number of different ways giving a multitude of outcomes. When X or O are aligned then the outcome is a winner.