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2012 Remelluri Rioja Reserva

2012 Remelluri Rioja Reserva

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93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2012 Remelluri Rioja Reserva
93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A serious Rioja from an ancient estate and a highly in-demand winemaker. Remelluri is the family estate of the well-known champion of Spanish wine, Telmo Rodrigues. With a focus on biodiversity and a certification pending, the bush-vine viticulture is based on the best of both ancient and modern organic practices, with a focus on local terroir as against established Rioja practice of large-scale blends. This Reserva from a warm year was sourced nearby to the estate, on nicely elevated sites on the borderlands of Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alta. Here a meaningful richness and ripeness is achieved, but with classic dessert and savoury undertones against a nicely rustic structure. A Rioja of generosity and character, the Remelluri is well worth checking out.

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$49.99 in mixed 6+ or $55.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Tempranillo with Garnacha, Graciano, and perhaps a little Viura and Malvasia

Its Origins

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 two wines made from grapes grown in the surrounding villages are now sold under the label ‘Las Lindes de Remelluri’, and are identified each by their village of origin: Labastida and San Vicente de la Sonsierra. As a nod to Rioja’s historic viticultural traditions, they have begun moving the Garnacha from trellis to bush-grown vines and will be working increasingly with mixed field plantings. Although Remelluri has always eschewed chemical treatments in the vineyard, 2010 marked the year of the estate’s full organic certification. Work in the winery plays a secondary 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.

Telmo Rodrigues

What The Critics Say

93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Luis Gutierrez

"The flagship 2012 Reserva was cropped from a year when they started seeing the results of improvements made to the work in the vineyards that started in 2010. 2012 was not as warm and ripe as 2011, and the wine comes through as a nice balance between power and elegance, with some earthiness, good fruit and a fine palate. It has a personality between the Labastida and San Vicente bottlings of the Lindes bottlings. It matured in barrique for 18 months, but the wood feels very well integrated. 2012 was a shorter crop, and they produced some 281,000 bottles. It was bottled in April 2015." 2018 - 2022

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Tempranillo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rioja

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2022

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with VENISON

Taste

4

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