Lindes de Remelluri 2017/18 ‘Viñedos de San Vicente’, DOCa Rioja
The nose is very expressive, displaying aromas of dark cherries, dark plums, liquorice, coconut, vanilla and hints of blue flowers. It is wellbalanced in the mouth, with a silky tannic texture and a juicy concentration. It has a lingering finish.
Remelluri was founded by monks in the 14th Century, although there is evidence dating even farther back of wine being made on these premises. The vines changed hands a number of times over the years before being purchased by Jaime Rodriguez in 1967. In 2010, Jaime’s son and daughter, Telmo and Amaia Rodríguez, took the reins of the estate and set about making a series of changes to showcase the potential and diversity of Remellur’s different terroirs, and ultimately reclaim Rioja’s viticultural history.
Grapes are hand harvested in 15 kg boxes and must is fermented using
indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wine then ages for 10 months in
French oak barrels. Viticulture is sustainable.