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The Nuestra Señora de Remelluri Farm formerly belonged to the Toloño sanctuary. It currently covers 154 hectares, 105 of which make up the vineyard. THE VINEYARD The Sierra de Toloño mountains are in the most northerly part of the Rioja Alavesa area, with its transitional climate between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. At the foot of the mountains lie the valleys of Valderemelluri, La Granja and Villaescusa. They feature staggered terraces which descend towards the River Ebro. This area,...
- 97 Points -
"Phenomenal nose to this white with white peaches, pineapple skin, mineral and chalk aromas. Jasmine, peppermint and gardenia too. Full body, superb depth of fruit and density. Crazy complexity of fruit on the palate. Lasts for minutes. One of the greatest whites from Rioja I have ever tasted. A field blend of nine different white grapes including international grapes."See detailed press review
- 93 Points -
Luis Gutierrez, April 2015
"Remelluri's white was a groundbreaking wine in Rioja as it marked a clear departure form the traditional whites from the region when first produced in the early 1990s. The 2012 Blanco is a blend of nine different grape varieties, some traditional in Rioja, some not, where the idea is to erase the character of the grapes and transmit the character of the place. The wine fermented in stainless steel and oak then matured in barriques for 18 months. On opening it is quite oaky in a Burgundian way, but it soon reveals aromas of yellow fruit, pollen beeswax and chamomile that are elegant and show incipient complexity. Each year they fine-tune the white (mostly the work in the vineyard) so the improvements are noticeable. The palate is round and tasty, with great acidity and a sappy feeling that is mineral, almost salty, combining creaminess with austerity. This is a white for the long haul, as it will gain in complexity with time in bottle and should have a long life ahead. 6,000 bottles were produced."See detailed press review