2021/22 Renaissance Mixed Case Futures
This mixed red and white Futures package is available only in a 12-pack, 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 October. We will notify everybody who has purchased Futures once the wines are in bottle and available.
This Mixed pack contains 3 bottles of each of these four wines:
2021 Renaissance Meritage: The bright fruit and plushness that has become synonymous with our Renaissance Merlot is certainly evident in this special wine, but it’s the richly earthy and brooding complexity of this wine that is the star. This estate field blend is full of intense, stewed and fresh dark fruit, dried herbs, forest floor and graphite, with a delicate lift of dried violets. The palate is tight yet elegantly generous, with ripe tannins and juicy acidity that should ensure a long life ahead.
2021 Renaissance Merlot: This wine has a dark ruby core with a brighter ruby rim colour. The nose shows an abundance of ripe fruit: Italian plums, blackberries, red & dark cherries. While the fruit is certainly the star, these notes are balanced by notes of dried herbs, cocoa, liquorice, leather & toasty French oak. The palate is tight and youthful, yet plush and elegant, and with air exposure, it opens up generously. The finish is long with lingering ripe, dusty tannins and lively acidity.
2022 Renaissance Chardonnay: Medium lemon in colour, with an expressive nose of ripe peach, lemon curd, almond paste, a hint of toast, and the faintest whisper of struck match. The layered complexity on the nose keeps you coming back for more, and finding new notes with each sniff. On the palate, it is at once restrained and mineral driven, yet rich and textural, with mouthwatering citrus and creaminess. Balanced and expressive; a Chardonnay that will continue to evolve in bottle.
2022 Renaissance Fumé Blanc: More stone fruit than tropical, the nose hints at something with a bit more substance than your every-day Sauvignon Blanc. On the palate, bright citrus notes are balanced by a texture that is neither too creamy, nor too mineral. It strikes the right balance between fruit and acid, with a satisfying structure backed up by just the slightest touch of well-integrated oak. With nothing too showy, nor too delicate, this wine is the picture of balance.