Granja Nuestra Senora de Remelluri Reserva 1.5L, Spain 2015
VINTAGE : 2015
COUNTRY : Spain
REGION/APPELLATION : Rioja
VARIETALS : Tempranillo, Garnacha
Remelluri is one of the iconic estates of Rioja and all of Spain. Remelluri’s vineyards are at the highest elevation in Rioja — 500 to 900 meters — located along the slopes of the Sierra de Toloño mountains in poor, stony soils with layers of calcareous clay just above the village of Labastida in Rioja Alavesa. The estate consists of more than 80 individual plots, all of which are vinified separately. These vineyards are almost always the last to be harvested in Rioja; often in late October or November. Organic farming — certified since 2014 — has always been utilized to ensure a wine that refeltcts the unique terruño. Telmo Rodriguez and his sister, Amaia Rodríguez Hernandorena, run the estate, whose motto "the future is in the past", informs everything they do. These wines showcase elegance, finesse, aromatic complexity and are built to age gracefully for decades.
Remelluri Reserva is the original wine from Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri, sourced from the most important vineyards consisting of 148 plots in 25 sites of the property. Only indigenous varieties are used, planted from 1918 until today, averaging 40 years old. The blend consists of low-yield, goblet-trained Tempranillo, Garnacha, and Graciano fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel and open top foudres, then aged for 21 months in various barrels and 5 years in bottle. The result is a wine that defies description, and is best thought of as a representation of place and vintage. Truly stunning.