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2013 Remelluri Rioja San Vicente

2013 Remelluri Rioja San Vicente

92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2013 Remelluri Rioja San Vicente
92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A ripe and succulent Rioja from a legendary producer. Telmo Rodrigues is a leader in modern pan-spanish wine, but his home is this established Rioja estate called Remelluri. Along with his sister, Rodrigues has consolidated their main labels as single-estate wines, while transforming their dozens of contract grower relationships, in two nearby but vastly different villages, by bottling them separately. Compared to the elegant Labastida, this San Vicente is the riper and fuller one, with a warmer and more Mediterranean influence on richer, ferrous soils. While 2013 was a cooler and more elegant vintage, this more hearty Rioja -- after opening up a little -- displays a nice presence of darker fruits and more granular, rustic tannins. A great companion piece and glimpse of Rioja terroir -- real pedigree for a ridiculously cheap price!

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$34.99 in mixed 6+ or $38.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Tempranillo

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

92/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Luis Gutierrez

"A little more closed and always more powerful than Labastida, the 2013 Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de San Vicente de la Sonsierra, needed a little more time in the glass to show its true colors. The fruit is always a tad riper, and the tannins and texture have a little more rusticity. Both of these fresh and approachable reds are produced with grapes sourced from a dozen external grape growers and have a surplus of freshness and finesse over the previous vintage. Some 45,000 bottles were filled in May 2015."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Tempranillo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rioja

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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