Remelluri Blanco
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Remelluri Blanco - 2018

Item # 71994 750mL
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Tasting Notes

This small production white wine from the Rioja region of Spain is made from a blend of many different white grapes. These vines are grown at a high altitude on calcareous clay soils and aged in French barrel for 1 year, creating a wine with a full, luscious mouth feel and a striking minerality.


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Remelluri Blanco is the historic Remelluri estate's only white wine. Revered winemaker Telmo Rodríguez began making this blanco when he was young, before his father thought he was ready to help with the Remelluri's flagship Riojas. He traveled the world studying winemaking before returning to his family's vineyards. Now, he brings us wines with exceptional elegance and aging potential. This blanco is made with an intriguing blend of Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Viura. Each varietal was carefully chosen for it's ability to reflect the terroir, and all are vinified separately. This aromatic white is marked by a zesty salinity, ample acidity, and a luscious texture from one year of aging in French oak.

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Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the...

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Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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Viognier

Some of the most intriguing wines associated with the white Viognier grape contain hardly any Viognier at all: in the Côte Rôtie appellation, wine must be made principally from the red Syrah grape, but up to 20 percent (often far less) can be of white Viognier. The practice of adding Viognier to Syrah began as a way of taming the very ripe, tannic reds of the hot Côte Rôtie ("roasted slope"), but...

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Rioja

The origin of Spanish winemaking, Rioja has been the benchmark for Spanish wines in the international market for over two hundred years, and remains so to this day. Tempranillo is the star of the red wines here, though its expression can vary wildly from producer to producer. Traditionally-styled Riojas tend to be subtle and soft, and often have high levels of acidity to ensure their survival...

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