2014 Remelluri Rioja Reserva, Spain
Region - Rioja
Vintage - 2014
Grape Variety - Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano
Viticulture - Remelluri’s grapes are sourced from vineyards they own. These parcels are located in three valleys surrounding the winery — Remelluri, Valderremelluri and Villaescusa—which belong to the municipalities of Labastida (Rioja Alavesa) and Rivas de Tereso, a hamlet that belongs to San Vicente de La Sonsierra (Rioja Alta). The vines are planted on poor limestone terraces with clay-calcareous soils
Winemaking - Grapes are hand harvested in 20 kg boxes and must is fermented using indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks and small wooden tubs. The resulting wine then ages for 16 months in French oak barrels.alolactic fermentation. The wine is cold stabilised and given a fine earth filtration prior to bottling.
Organic & Biodyamic
Tasting Note - The nose is very pronounced, displaying typical Rioja aromas of ripe strawberries, dark plums, cream, vanilla and hints of sweet liquorice. On the palate it is elegant, with well-integrated alcohol, fine-grained tannins and good flavour concentration.