This wine balances concentration and power with elegance.
Wine Spectator 90 points - This red delivers blackberry and macerated black cherry flavors over muscular tannins, featuring notes of toast, smoke and tar. Shows depth and intensity, with an austere character. Best from 2014 through 2024. 50 cases imported. –TM
(Oct 15 2013)
Telmo Rodriguez is widely recognized 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 farms biodynamically, 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.
|The fruit was harvested from several organically farmed estate owned parcels, planted to mineral rich red soil, chalk and quartz stone. The grapes were crushed by foot in stone vats for a gentle extraction and fermented in open-top wood vats. The wine aged 15-18 months in new French oak.