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Rioja Tentenublo 2015

Tentenublo Wines
Rioja Tentenublo

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Named for the bell used to ward off hail clouds in Rioja, this wine is a real ray of sunshine. It manages to combine great depth and concentration of fruit flavours with elegant, supple tannins in a complete package that is as delicious as the label is cute.

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We love this because...

Named for the bell used to ward off hail clouds in Rioja, this wine is a real ray of sunshine. It manages to combine great depth and concentration of fruit flavours with elegant, supple tannins in a complete package that is as delicious as the label is cute.

HK$ 220
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Flavour profile

Complexity (C): 60
Acidity (A): 60
Body (B): 40
Tannin (T): 60
Fruit (F): 60

Tasting notes

Coffee Plum Raspberry Spices

Pair this wine with...

Beef Chorizo Mediterranean Spicy noodles

The story

Wine type

Juicy, structured red.

Region

Alavesa

Rioja

Bottle alcohol content

75cl

14%

The wine

This is the flagship wine at Tentenublo and a great introduction to Roberto’s style – here he takes fruit from 8 plots and combines it to make the finished wine. The core of these plantings are Tempranillo with some Grenaches and tiny amounts of other varieties that remain co-planted within the vineyards and the plantings range in age from 40 to 100 years, giving the fruit they produce fantastic concentration. The plots themselves are all located at around 600m and feature shallow soils over a hard bedrock of sandstone which forces the vines to develop strong deep root systems. 

After hand harvesting the grapes they are fermented in small batches using atmospheric yeasts and with a gentle punching down to build the tannin and colour. The finished wine is then pressed and aged for 9 months in French oak prior to blending and bottling. Both powerful and refined this is a fantastic introduction to the range.

The producer

Roberto Olivan is a man on a mission to put the village of Vinaspre on the Rioja winemaking map and...

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