LINDES DE REMELLURI
Viñedos de San Vicente. Grapes are handpicked, aged in French oak barrels for 10 months
The nose is very expressive, displaying aromas of dark berries and rose. On the palate this wines is extremely well balanced with a silky tannic texture and a juicy concentration which is enhanced by the crisp acidity. This wine has a lingering spicy finish.
FLAVOURS & AROMAS
- Body full
- Sweetness dry
- Tannin medium
- Acidity high
- Alcohol 14%
Drink now or keep it up to 5 years
Roasted red pepper and courgette tart
Pistachio and lemon-crusted lamb
Potato and chorizo stew Rioja style
Remelluri was founded by monks in the 14th Century. 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, two of Spain’s greatest winemakers, 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.
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.