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 fifth vintage of Tempranillo produced by Jarvis Estate and it has already gained a devoted following. The 2011 vintage of this wine enjoyed twelve months in French oak, followed by nearly nine months of cave aging and is ready to enjoy now.