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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,...
Limestone terraces of calcareous, clay soil, with bedrock surfacing in certain areas. These terraces consist mainly of sandstone and loam, the origins of which date back to the Quaternary Period. Entirely hand-picked in 20kg cases. Harvest begins at the end of September/early October and ends late October. Selection in vineyard as well as on table.
Lindes de Remelluri will show the best profile from the outstanding villages of Labastida and San Vicente de La Sonsierra. The wine undergoes native yeast fermentation and 12 months maturation in French oak barrels and vats.
- 93 Points -
Luis Gutiérrez, June 2016
The 2012 Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de Labastida, from a warm and dry vintage, is a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano. The grapes come from a number of growers from the village where Remelluri is located, Labastida. This is an austere zone that produces serious and mineral wines, more backward than the one from San Vicente. This is more of a Mediterranean vintage, with aromas of wild herbs and some notes of flowers. In general, this is a more elegant cuvée.See detailed press review
- 92 Points -
Josh Raynolds., September 2015
Brilliant ruby. Powerful aromas of cherry compote, cassis, cured tobacco and woodsmoke, complicated by a floral overtone and a hint of cracked pepper. Pliant, spice-accented black and blue fruit flavors are lifted by violet pastille and a subtle licorice nuance. Finishes sweet, gently tannic and very long, leaving smoke and floral notes behind.See detailed press review