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Remelluri Rioja Lindes Labastida 2010  - First Bottle

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93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
The 2010 Lindes de Remelluri Vinedos de Labastida is produced with grapes purchased from suppliers in the village of Labastida. Telmo Rodriguez returned to Remelluri in February 2010, and the 2009 wines from external suppliers were already blended together. In 2010, he kept the different lots produced with purchased grapes separated by village. In these wines he wants to give protagonism to the grape growers and to the villages. The wines are fresh and fluid, but this is gentler and finer, softer than the one sourced from fruit grown in San Vicente, subtler and more elegant. In 2010, the grapes were harvested late, and the ripening process was slow, which resulted in very pure fruit, and a Burgundian wine with lots of freshness, great acidity and clean and pure flavors. A new delicious way for Rioja. For the quality this wine delivers I think it has a very good price.

Technical Details

  • BlendTempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano
  • CountrySpain
  • RegionRioja
  • AppellationRioja
  • Aging/Cooperage10 month in French oak
  • Alcohol13.5%

Remelluri Rioja Lindes Labastida 2010

Red Blends  |  Spain
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Aged to perfection and a brilliant example of what Rioja can create. Seductive aromas of cassis, black fruits, and subtle oak. The body is mesmerizing and creates a mouthfeel that seems like velvet music to the tongue. We only brought in a small parcel, so don't hesitate to satiate your senses with this bottling.

About the Producer

Remelluri was founded by monks in the 14th Century, although there is evidence dating even farther back of wine being made on these premises. The vines changed hands a number of times over the years before being purchased by Jaime Rodriguez in 1967. In 2010, Jaime’s son and daughter, Telmo and Amaia Rodríguez took the reins of the estate and set about making a series of changes to showcase the potential and diversity of Remellur’s different terroirs and ultimately reclaim Rioja’s viticultural history. The first major change was to cut down the production of Remelluri wines by one-third, restricting it to wines produced from the estate’s own grapes. The second major change was farming; 2010 marked the year of the estate’s full organic certification. Work in the winery plays the third role in Telmo’s philosophy, but great care is taken to make sure that each bottle reflects the terruño of the region: wines are fermented with native yeasts, each plot is vinified separately, new oak is used very scarcely, and the wines are very lightly filtered and fined. This is a very exciting time for Remelluri and hopefully a new direction for Rioja.