Sourced from native Spain, Tempranillo adds panache to any cellar. It skillfully balances fresh berries with savory notes of pepper and smoke. Tempranillo is the signature wine grape in its native home of Spain, where they have been making it into wine for over 2,000 years. In all great Spanish wine regions, from Rioja, Navarra, Ribera del Duero through to Toro, La Mancha and Penedès, it is the defining grape of the best red wines. The name Tempranillo is derived from the word ”temprano”, which in Spanish means “early”, because it’s considered an early ripener among Spain’s red wine grapes. It was traditionally cultivated as a low bush vine dotting the Spanish landscape, but with modern viticultural practices, this is now changing. When Tempranillo is grown, with care, in the right spots, it produces extremely long-lived and deliciously fruity wines. 18 liters with GenuWine Winery Dried Skins, American & Hungarian Oak, Lalvin Bourgovin RC 212 yeast, and 30 labels.
Pre-Order Only. Deadline is October 16th, 2017. View 2018 RQ Program here. Available March 2018
Each year our RQ wines are released to great anticipation and excitement. Many of the best go on to win awards in winemaking competitions. Our loyal customers remember their favorites and request we bring them back again to restock their cellars.
Restricted Quantities 2018 program brings you four of our finest award-winning wines, released exclusively in The Gold Standard Collection: Australian Shiraz Viognier, Chilean Carménère, Spanish Tempranillo, and German Riesling.
These distinguished wines set a gold standard for elegance, ageability and finesse—a true celebration of excellence in craft winemaking.
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