Telmo Rodriguez Corriente Rioja
Tempranillo (dominant), Graciano, Garnacha, Rioja Alavesa
The cold clay soil of Lantziego speaks very clearly on the nose, partnered by equally typical ‘red heather’ smells of the locale (thyme, lavender and more). No fruit bomb, it’s a countryside wine, with meat, cherry, mint and licorice all in a swirl. There are hints of sweet spice and it has great freshness. The palate opens with succulence, juicy and laden with red berries, then glides out and down into the mineral-flecked beauty of gravelly natural fruit tannin, and closes out with perfectly judged astringency.
The term ‘Rioja Corriente’ was used in the early twentieth century by growers to refer to an everyday wine. Telmo’s version is elevated, of course, but that’s the idea – it’s meant to be drunk now and shared around for any occasion. The fruit is handpicked and comes from old unirrigated bush vines in Alavesa, the coolest of Rioja’s three sub-regions. It’s made at Telmo’s small gravity-flow winery in Lanciego that blends in with the landscape, surrounded by wild grasses. The wine is fermented with native yeast in steel and concrete vats and then is aged for 12 months in older barrels of varying size.
- Spain - La Rioja
- Red Wine
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