2018 Renaissance Tempranillo Futures
Wines purchased on a Futures basis are available on a by-the-case basis only, reflecting a 20% discount over what the eventual release price will be (and additional Wine Club discounts do not apply). The wines will not be available for delivery or pick-up until the first week of October. We will notify everybody who has purchased Futures once the wines are in bottle and available.
Only 50 cases produced. Our first-ever Renaissance Tempranillo is a barrel selection of the finest lots from 2018. The bright fruit core and lifted aromatics derived from Shuttleworth Creek are complemented beautifully by the power, structure and earthiness of Stag's Hollow Vineyard, and we felt that the quality of this limited blend (only 2 barrels) warranted an additional year in barrel - much like a Gran Reserva style Spanish Tempranillo. A small amount of Syrah was blended to enhance the wine's aromatics, but this is unmistakably Tempranillo in flavour profile. This is a powerfully-structured wine that will reward careful cellaring.
This Renaissance Tempranillo is intensely expressive on the nose, showing off notes of ripe dark fruit, leather, tobacco, vanilla, baking spices, cedar and earth. Blackberry pie, vanilla, cola. toasty oak, coffee and dried herbs complement the full and textural mouthfeel. Pomegranate-like bright acidity lingers on the finish, supported by youthful, grippy tannins. Approachable now if decanted, but will show at its best if tucked away in the cellar for a few years.