Lindes de Remelluri Aged Red 2013

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£ 62.60

(price per bottle £15.65)

General information

The importance of origins

Telmo Rodríguez has mapped the course of part of Spain’s winemaking history in recent years. After taking over the family winery, this leading Spanish oenologist launched the highly successful Lindes de Remelluri. Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de Labastida 2013 highlights the importance of the place where the vines grow.

As its name indicates, Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de Labastida 2013 is made exclusively from grapes grown on vineyards in Labastida, a privileged enclave in Rioja Alavesa, and is a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano. Aged in French oak barrels, it is a balanced, tasty and fresh Rioja with smooth tannins, a fruity mouthfeel with balsamic hints, and a nice long finish with elegant aromas from barrel ageing. Awarded 93 Parker points.

A picturesque estate in Labastida is home to Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri, the winery which, together with Contino, revolutionised Rioja Alavesa in the 1970s. Ahead of its time, they presented themselves as ‘the first Rioja chateau’, with vineyards and winemaking facilities on the same estate. Departing from the classical concept, they focused on making wines that are more modern, fruitier – and widely held to be more elegant. The winery is located in a historical setting, surrounded by a tenth-century medieval town.

In 1967 Jaime Rodríguez and Amaya Hernandorena acquired this enclave and started up Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri. The winery is now run by the second generation of the family, represented by Telmo Rodríguez, a prominent figure on the Spanish wine scene. Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de Labastida 2013 is ideal with char-grilled entrecote, baby lamb chops and even spaghetti bolognaise.

General Characteristics

Wine style: Aged Red

Winery: Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Wine Region: D.O.Ca. Rioja

Grape varieties: 90% Tempranillo 5% Garnacha Tinta 5% Graciano

Total acidity: 4,84 g/l

PH 3,7

Bottling date: May 2015

Volatile Acidity: 0,39 g/l

Residual sugar: 0,26 g/l

Bottle size: 75Cl

Best before: Perfect until the end of 2022.

Serving Temperature: Serve at 16º C

Tasting Notes

Profile sheet Lindes de Remelluri 2013

Cherry-red with garnet at the edge; good depth of colour.

Elegant, fine nose with aromas of fresh ripe red fruit, pleasant herby sensations (thyme), sweet spices and subtle woody undertones.

Excellent balance on the palate; tasty, fresh and supple, with fine tannins, a fruity mouthfeel with balsamic hints and a lingering finish with elegant aromas from barrel ageing.