Dimitri Tchelistcheff, our long-time consultant, had a special feeling for Tempranillo and suggested planting one acre, making this a very limited production wine. The name Tempranillo comes form the Spanish, "temprano" which means "early", and Tempranillo true to its name is always our first red grape to ripen. Aging for a minimum of 12 months in 100% French oak helps to make this an especially food friendly wine.
This is the seventh vintage of Tempranillo produced by Jarvis Estate and it has already gained a devoted following. Dimitri Tchelistcheff, our longtime winemaking and viticulture consultant had a special feeling about the Tempranillo and thought that it would do well in our cool climate vineyards.
The 2013 vintage of this wine was aged 11 months in French oak, followed by 6 months cave aging, and is ready to enjoy now.