This full-bodied red presents notes of black fruit, spice, violets and licorice that are concentrated yet balanced.
Telmo Rodriguez is widely recognized as one of Spain’s most talented and prolific winemakers. A proud student and proponent of Spain’s viticultural history, he is leading a revival that focuses on planting indigenous varietals and rediscovering forgotten regions of superior terroir. Telmo studied viticulture and oenology at the University of Bordeaux and was the winemaker at Remelluri, his family winery in Rioja, before setting off on his own in 1990. He spends most of his time and efforts in the vineyards he trellises his vines using the traditional bush method and only uses massale selections to replant. Telmo understands that most people will be introduced to him through his baseline cuvees, therefore he puts as much attention into his everyday wines as he does his rare and limited bottlings.
|(100% Tinto de Toro). Tinto de Toro, the local clone of Tempranillo was harvested from vineyards planted on stony terraces with sandy soils. The hand-picked fruit was naturally fermented in neutral cement casks and stainless steel and aged for 4-6 months in cement tanks.