Our estate grown Tempranillo has aromas of brambly berries, allspice and sweet oak notes that lead to flavors of black berry, blue berry, and red currant with notes of black pepper and glove. Soft and round with lush tannins and vibrant acidity that leads to a long, smooth finish. French oak was used to soften the mouth feel. The classic grape of the Rioja region in Spain, Tempranillo pairs perfectly with grilled and roasted meats, cured ham and cheeses.
The ripened grapes were hand-picked. The grapes were de-stemmed with a portion of the whole berries left intact, fermented with inoculated yeasts, and pumped over daily. After completion of fermentation the wine received a short extended maceration and was gently pressed. Malo-lactic fermentation followed pressing and the wine was then transferred to French barrels for aging. The wine was racked 7 times during aging.